CRITTENDEN, Ky. - For most of his life Chris Wade has beat the odds.
Diagnosed with childhood leukemia, doctors told Chris’s parents their son would not live past six months.
“They also said I wouldn’t have kids,” said Wade, a regional manager for Hissho Sushi. “I have a 12-year-old son thanks to my wonderful wife.”
“Chris is one of the luckiest people you’ll ever meet in your life,” added his stepfather, Ron Brock.
Chris's lucky streak continued when he was selected to play on “Let’s Ask America,” a quiz based game show that airs on 9 On Your Side at 7 p.m. Thursday night.
“It was a great experience,” said Chris, who's episode was recorded in November. “I enjoyed it. The people I participated with were fun. We got to do a little trash talking.”
“Let’s Ask America” is a daily, half-hour, television game show that lets home viewers be contestants on the show via Skype, a popular Internet video conferencing program . Four contestants are chosen to play the game and win up to $50,000 cash via Skype from their home. The player with the lowest amount of cash is the first removed in each round of the game.
Wade said he can’t tell anyone just how lucky he was, or was not, on the show.
One thing his stepfather, Ron said though, was it will be interested to see his son communicating on the game show through Skype.
“It was taped in my bedroom,” said Ron. “So my bedroom is going to be on national television tonight.”
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
With Newport on the Levee’s announcement of a big expansion at the International Council of Shopping Center’s annual Global Retail Real Estate Construction convention in Las Vegas this week, a greater level of buzz is surrounding both sides of the river.