Winfrey's "Your OWN Show" contest is actually a chance to win a spot on a reality show, produced by "Survivor" creator Mark Burnett -- on which contestants vie to win their own reality shows. The top five vote getters for the video submissions will be flown to Hollywood to meet with producers, and at least one will be chosen for their own reality series. Other cast members to round out the group of ten will come from in-person casting calls and the online submissions chosen by producers.
Whether he makes the cut or not, Anner, who did a sketch comedy show at the University of Texas and does a Web series "The Wingmen" with some of his college buddies, plans to make it happen -- especially now that he's realized his video has touched a nerve with people.
One person posted a tribute video to Anner on You Tube in response to his video. And singer John Mayer -- "he is one sexy fellow," Anner said -- posted a video on his website, in which he vowed to write the theme song to Anner's show because "I want to see this show," the singer said, "I want to see Zach."
"I think people are responding to the message because it's pretty universal," Anner said. "I'm not saying 'I have cerebral palsy, pay attention to me.' We all have problems and we have to figure out how to live our best life."