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Wheel Of Fortune Features Its First Special Needs Contestant: VIDEO

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Even though Wheel of Fortune has been on television since 1975, the game show had its first-ever special needs contestant just this week — 21-year-old Trenton "Trent" Girone, an Arizona man with Aspergers and Tourette Syndrome who has had nine brain surgeries and an open heart surgery.

Girone has been a fan of the game since he was 2 years old. And though he didn’t win the game, Girone did share his experience on the Wheel of Fortune blog:

"I love the show and wanted to be part of its history. I thought I would do a great job at solving puzzles… I want to thank all of the contestant staff for taking the time to help me, and would like to thank Pat Sajak for his assistance, as well. I have some physical challenges that they were aware of and they made sure I was safe and comfortable.”

See Girone show you how to play the game, AFTER THE JUMP... 

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  1. Aaw cute!

    Posted by: Marco P | May 2, 2014 8:20:52 AM


  2. Great story. Thanks for sharing this.

    Posted by: Mitch | May 2, 2014 9:22:25 AM


  3. Ah, considering the typical contestant's IQ, I don't think this is true.

    Posted by: anon | May 2, 2014 10:11:28 AM


  4. "Spinning! Yea!" Haha Love this. Xo's

    Posted by: AnthonyR | May 2, 2014 11:24:42 AM


  5. He did great! I understand Sajak is now openly straight.

    Posted by: MickleSt | May 2, 2014 11:46:56 AM


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