Dreams do come true. Just ask 9-year-old Wheel of Fortune fan Eric Piburn.
Life hasn’t been easy for the Florida native, who was born with a congenital heart defect. But the long-running game show has brought some normality to his life -- it taught him to spell! -- during long stays at the hospital, surgeries and being hooked to an oxygen tank.
On Thursday, Wheel of Fortune helped grant one of Eric’s wishes. After getting a tour of WTSP's studios, Eric met Pat Sajak and Vanna Whitevia satellite, yelling “Holy Moly! Wow!”when they appeared on the screen.
Not only did Eric get to chat with the hosts, Pat and Vanna sent along a ton of gifts from the show, including a signed photograph -- and they played a special game of Wheel of Fortune dedicated to him!