Good News: Contestant Captures Hearts


An Arizona man who survived nine brain surgeries, one open heart surgery and has Tourette syndrome, as well as Asperger syndrome, is a viral star after his “smashing” run on “Wheel of Fortune.”  #TeamTrent was trending on Twitter in support of 21-year-old Trent, who solved the first puzzle on Wednesday night’s episode, calling out “A Smashing Success.”  Trent says he has been a “Wheel of Fortune” fan since he was 2. He was finally chosen to appear on the show after solving the puzzle “L’eggo My Eggo” at an audition at the University of Phoenix stadium in March of last year.  Trent’s enthusiasm for and skill at playing the game led TV viewers to tweet their support.  As Trent became a social media star, he was at home in Arizona watching the episode, which was taped in February, with his family and friends. “Seeing him accomplish what he’s wanted to do his whole life was way awesome,” said his mom, Fay, adding that her son, at one point, wanted to replace “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak when and if he retires.  Way to go Trent!