Hospitalized 10-year-old meets hero Vanna White

Because 10-year-old Eric Piburn needs a heart and double-lung transplant, he has been too sick to attend school with other children for fear of germs.

So instead of sitting in a classroom, his parents helped teach him his letters and numbers by watching Wheel of Fortune.

The show’s hostess, Vanna White, heard Eric’s story and recently dropped in for a visit.

Not surprisingly, Eric was thrilled to meet his hero and couldn't contain his excitement, shouting, “Vanna!” upon seeing her.

Vanna gave Eric a giant, warm hug, and then stuck around to share Wheel of Fortune stories and pose for pictures, calling the time they spent together an experience she will always remember.

And, for certain, so will Eric. (WTSP-TV)

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