Wheel of Fortune contestant inspires those who watched

By Amanda Stewart,

Those who watched Wednesday’s Wheel of Fortune were inspired by the show's first special needs contestant, Trent Girone.

Girone was so excited to be living out one of his dreams of being on the show. The 21-year-old Arizona native suffers from Asperger’s and Tourette syndrome, according to Fox News.

Girone easily solved the first puzzle and even though he ended up not winning it all Wednesday night he has been a huge inspiration to those who watched him. He has even become a hashtag on Twitter, #TeamTrent. Those who were watching were excited to watch Girone compete.

According to Contact Music Girone has watched the show since he was just 2 years old. In his blog post for the show Girone wrote, “I love the show and wanted to be a part of its history.” He certainly made history and won’t be forgotten by Wheel of Fortune viewers for some time.

Girone thanked the show and his fellow contestants for having him on and making him comfortable, knowing about his physical limitations. He even wrote in his contestant profile on the show’s website that the show's taping was one of the best days of his life.



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