Largest Business Card collection-world record
set by Brandon Rayner
PHOENIX, AZ, USA -- Brandon Rayner, 10,
was being treated for leukemia while collected over 900,000
business cards-setting the world record for the Largest
Business Card collection.
Photo: "I'm going for the world record,''
Brandon said. "I'm going to beat whoever has the most.'' Brandon
Raynor holds part of his collection of business cards at Sunrise
Children's Hospital. / Photos by Craig L. Moran
As Brandon received business cards, he sorted
them into stacks of 100.
He would then put those 100 in alphabetical order
based on the business name. Joe Rayner, Brandon's mother, said:
"I didn't think it would go this far,'' she said about her
son's collection. "Ever since he was 2, he wanted to collect
something. But it would only last a short period of time.''
Photo: Ten-year-old Brandon Rayner
and his mother, Joe, sort through hundreds of business cards
in Brandon's room at Sunrise Children's Hospital. Brandon,
who has leukemia, is trying to collect enough cards to qualify
for the Book of Records. (enlarge
Brandon Rayner was an inspiration to everyone
who has made contact with him or heard his story.
“He was my little super trooper,” said
Moe Rayner. Moe himself was a trooper during Desert Storm.
On Christmas Eve, after months of chemotherapy
and two bone marrow transplants, the 10-year-old Las Vegas
boy who was trying to set a world record by collecting business
His parents, Jo and Moe Rayner, were with
him when he died at Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona,
said his sister, Brittany.
A memorial service for Brandon will
be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Canyon Ridge Christian Church,
6200 W. Lone Mountain Road, at Jones Boulevard.
Monetary donations can be made to The Brandon
Rayner Benefit Fund through the Bank of America.
Donations also can be made to the Nevada
Childhood Cancer Foundation and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer
Foundation of Southern Nevada.
On site reports from reporter Annette Wells,
courtesy of Las Vegas Review-Journal