Eric Antos is on a mission.
His quest is to collect the symbolic and inspirational silicone/rubber bracelets that have become popular in the past few years in an effort to gain entry into the Guinness World Records.
The 10-year-old Sayville youngster, who is an avid Guinness Book reader, embarked on his goal recently and has already collected several bracelets.
“He has always liked the bracelets and he loves the book so he just decided he wanted to do it," said Stacey Antos, Eric's mother. "He sat on the couch and said, 'I wonder what would happen if I collect so many I can be in the book?' I told him if he wants to do it then go for it."
The Cherry Avenue Elementary student, who clearly isn't letting his battle with cystic fibrosis stop him from achieving a world record, and his mother reached out to the Guinness book publishers for the needed paperwork to officially apply. According to the book's website there is no record as yet for having the top number of rubber bracelets.
Readers who may want to help with the quest can drop the bracelets off at Once Upon a Child in Sayville, a gentle used children's clothing shop located at 5640-80 Sunrise Highway (next to Sayville Bowl), or send them via regular mail to 126 Joni Drive, West Sayville, NY 11796.