Terminally ill 9-year-old Eric Piburn of Florida LOVES Wheel of Fortune.  The little boy enjoys watching the game show on tv and is a big fan of Pat and Vanna.

Eric needs a heart and double-lung. Since birth, he's suffered from a congenital heart defect and has pulmonary hypertension. In fact, already in his young life, he's had four open-heart surgeries.

While he's in the hospital for extended stays, Wheel of Fortune helps him pass the time.

Recently, he got to take a tour of a local tv news studio. What he didn't know was the surprise that awaited. Eric got to meet his favorite tv personalities via satellite. He was thrilled, to say the least.