KENTUCKY BOY DIES Kentucky Boy Who Received More Than 800,000 Cards Dies
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 14, 2013 5:07 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 15, 2013 10:45 AM EST
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Salyersville, Magoffin County
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 said Dalton Dingus of White Oak died Saturday at Bluegrass Hospice Center in Hazard.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported 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.
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