By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A 9-year-old eastern Kentucky boy who received hundreds of thousands of Christmas cards in a quest to set a record has died.

The Magoffin County Funeral Home says Dalton Dingus of White Oak died Saturday at Bluegrass Hospice Center in Hazard.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Dingus was in stage 4 of cystic fibrosis, when a neighbor posted a request on Facebook to send him Christmas cards. The child's grandfather says the boy received about 800,000 cards from around the world.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 186845832 -
Gray Television, Inc.