Local/Regional News
2:04 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Mountain Of Holiday Cards Boosts Ky. Man's Spirits

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 told WPSD-TV in Paducah that the cards made him realize just how much people are rooting for him.

Stone contracted a viral infection, Guillain Barre Syndrome, in May 2012.

Within a couple of days of onset, he went to the emergency room and slipped into a coma. He was unconscious for 6 weeks.

Stone says he'd love to see the cards keep coming and top 1,000.

He's recovering at the Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center.