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Person County Woman Hopes To Hear Words, 'Come On Down'

Posted December 6, 2001

— Do you have a wish that you have always wanted to come true? A Person County woman has wanted to be on "The Price Is Right" since she was a little girl and soon she will be there. She is going to Hollywood on a mission.

Tammy O'Briant, 43, has always loved the game show, "The Price Is Right."

"I really don't know what the draw is, but I'm addicted to it," she said. "I just thought it would be a good combo to get both things I wanted, to fly to California and be on 'The Price Is Right.'"

O'Briant has multiple sclerosis. She won the trip by writing an essay about a wish she wanted to come true. She hopes to use that wish to educate.

"I want to get the word out about MS -- multiple sclerosis -- because people don't know about it. There's no cure. I take shots every other day. I have to take one tonight and about 25 pills a day," she said.

While education is O'Briant's primary goal, she has one other hope, should Bob Barker call on her to come on down.

"I'm going to kiss him right on the lips," she said.

O'Briant said her husband will not mind that a bit. She leaves Jan. 28 for California.


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