Man Collects Christmas Cards as Inspiration While Battling Disease

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) -- A Western Kentucky man is using the nearly 800 Christmas cards he's received at a rehab center as more than just a collection.

Allen Stone of Princeton sees the season's greetings as motivation. Stone says the cards bring the realization that people are "praying for me. They're rooting for me."

Stone contracted a viral infection, Guillain Barre' Syndrome, in May 2012. Stone felt sick one day, and within a couple of days he went to the emergency room and slipped into a coma. He was unconscious for six weeks. Stone says he'd love to see the cards keep coming, and one thousand. He's recovering at the Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center.


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