Allen Shelton update

Allen Shelton in Darrington, WA, circa 1985 - photo by Tom KeeneyThanks to Fred Robbins, who has shared a couple of recent communications about Allen Shelton’s condition. As we noted last week, Allen has been diagnosed with leukemia and is hospitalized in Nashville, where is unable to receive visitors due to the threat of contracting a flu virus.

These brief comments came to Fred from Allen’s daughter-in-law:

“Just wanted you to know that he has had several good days. We’re hoping he may get to come home soon.

My family got to go and visit today. He seems to be doing much better. He received many cards over the weekend and today and he wanted me to let everyone know how much he has enjoyed them.”

Cards can be sent to:

Allen Shelton
Centennial Medical Center
Room 3306
2410 Patterson St.
Nashville, TN 37023

There is a comment thread on The Banjo Hangout where fans have left messages, which the Shelton family is following.

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