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Ocean City Man Part of Oprah's 'Favorite Things' Audience

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P.J. Aldridge of Ocean City was part of Oprah's "Ultimate Favorite Things Part 2" audience that aired on WBOC Monday. (Photo: WBOC) P.J. Aldridge of Ocean City was part of Oprah's "Ultimate Favorite Things Part 2" audience that aired on WBOC Monday. (Photo: WBOC)

OCEAN CITY, Md.- An Ocean City man was part of Oprah's "Ultimate Favorite Things Part 2" audience that aired on WBOC Monday.

P.J. Aldridge was chosen because of his charitable work with the P.J. Aldridge Foundation, which raises money to fund research to fight lung cancer. Aldridge was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in February.

Aldridge said he was surprised by the show, because he thought he was going to be part of a special Oprah show about community heroes. A friend who works with the foundation also accompanied him to the show's taping.

Aldridge's friends and supporters gathered at Ocean City's Galaxy 66 Bar and Grille to watch the surprise show.

On the show, Oprah handed out everything from iPads, to cars, to tea, all for audience members like Aldridge who've given back to their communities.

"I feel great," Aldridge said. "I feel blessed. I feel like the most blessed person in the world. Yeah, I have stage four lung cancer ... [but] I'm the most blessed person on the planet, no doubt."

Aldridge said he will auction off the prizes to raise money for his foundation.

As for his health, latest tests show no signs of tumors.

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