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Wheelchair-bound ‘Price Is Right’ contestant wins a treadmill



Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on May 6, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 9:59 pm CDT

If you were the next contestant to come on down on the Price is Right, what prize would you be most pumped to see before your game began?

A NEW CAR, right? Or a vacation to somewhere exotic. Or a jet ski, probably. Or, ahem, this.

Either way, a new treadmill probably wouldn’t make your top-10 prize bucket list. Or your top-50. But sometimes, that’s what Drew Carey says you’re going to win if you win, and if you do win, you have to be excited about it. Unless, of course, you happen to be in a wheelchair.

With that, I present to you this…

Major props to Danielle Perez, of course, for saying all the right things as the treadmill (and the sauna that accompanied it) were announced. “Those are really nice,” she said.

And after she guessed correctly to win both prizes, this was her reaction.

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According to the UPI, Perez lost her legs in an accident in 2004, and after her Price Is Right victory, some viewers who weighed in on Twitter were less than impressed with the game show’s timing.  

Hey, at least Danielle had a sense of humor about the whole thing (and to be fair, that sauna does look pretty sweet).

Update 3:35pm CT, May 7: Jimmy Kimmel made everything right:

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*First Published: May 6, 2015, 12:29 am CDT