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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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