JEOPARDY! Host Alex Trebek surprised a superfan with the phone call of a lifetime.
Michael Kneeter, a 32-year-old man with autism, was crushed when he heard Trebek was battling cancer. Kneeter’s father died from cancer several years ago.
Trebek’s diagnosis caused Kneeter to become depressed and withdrawn. That’s when Debbie Stevens, Kneeter’s mother and a lung cancer survivor, hatched a far-fetched plan to connect Kneeter and Trebek.
“I’m a very driven person,” Stevens said. “I can’t take ‘no’ for an answer.”
Stevens discovered Trebek’s son Matthew owns a restaurant in New York and called the younger Trebek.
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SOURCE: Movieguide, Jessilyn Lancaster