Peoria man Trent Girone gets chance of a lifetime, wins on 'Wheel of Fortune'

'Wheel of Fortune' viewers quickly took notice to Wednesday's lucky 21-year-old game show contestant and flooded social media with support for the man, according to ABC News .

Trent Girone, a Peoria resident, had reportedly been a fan of the game show since he was a toddler and his dreams came true when he actually got a chance to play.

Twitter users created the trending topic "#TeamTrent" in support of the contestant and gave other inspirational messages throughout the show. He was clearly a crowd favorite from the start.

Despite not making it through the whole game, Girone took home $2,150 at the end of the show, ABC says. But aside from beating puzzles on 'Wheel of Fortune,' he's lucky to have beat far more odds in his lifetime.

Girone has Asperger syndrome, Tourette syndrome, and has had one open-heart surgery and nine brain surgeries, according to ABC.

He watched the show from home Wednesday night after it was taped in February. He reportedly had the chance to audition for the show at University of Phoenix Stadium and Saguaro Hotel last year, which is when he won his spot to play.

His mother says his love for the show is so strong, he even wanted to host the show at some point.

Girone also gave some great advice for future contestants of the show. According to ABC, Girone said, "My best advice to future contestants is to relax and have a good time...It is a lot of fun, whether you win big or not. That is my number one guarantee."

In a 'Wheel of Fortune' blog post Trent wrote, he said, "I want to thank all of the contestant staf (sic) for taking the time to help me, and would like to thanks 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."


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