Jeopardy Winner Cindy Stowell Dies Before Her Episodes Aired

Longtime Jeopardy fan, Stowell, fulfilled her dream of being on the show but her episodes did not air before her body succumbed to stage 4 colon cancer.
2:04 | 12/22/16

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Finally tonight here, America strong. The story of a young woman we've been following here. Her dream growing up was to land a spot on "Jeopardy!" But what many of you saw after our report last night proved she was a champion long before we all knew her. I started watching "Jeopardy!" In the '80s. And I remember when I was in maybe ninth grade I tried out for the teen tournament, and I didn't pass the written exam. This year, there was the in-person interview in Oklahoma City. Who is so fee Ya Vergara? Correct. What is Israel? Correct. I had no idea that that board was that huge if example. Reporter: But as we would all learn, Cindy Stowell was battling cancer. Stage four colon cancer. Her lifelong dream of being a contestant on "Jeopardy!" Came true, and only Alex trebek and a select few on the staff knew. She taped the shows in the fall. Eve when you think the odds are completely against you, somehow, you know, be it luck or something, things can all work out. She wins $22,401 and now has a four-day total of $62,001. Way to go. Reporter: And it would grow. She would go on to win more than $100,000. Her boyfriend sent out this message on December 5th, revealing, "In the early morning hours, cancer took the best friend, partner, and pub trivia teammate a guy could ask for. Cindy died before the country would watch her and get to know her. It was kind of just a line in the sand that I drew. I wanted to donate a lot of the money to cancer research. 62,000 -- I am completely blown away by the support they've shone me. Reporter: Her boyfriend, her family, right there with her. It's been an unreal experience. Cindy's hope of donating that money to cancer research inspiring so many, and of course, we're thinking about Cindy's family tonight. Thank you for watching here on a Thursday night. I'm David Muir. We hope to see you right here A Boston officer attacked

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