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The Doctors TV show and Hanger Clinic team up to surprise toddler with rare medical condition

Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 – Madison Gatlin is a "medical miracle" who has defied doctors' expectations ever since she was born with a rare condition that causes lymphatic fluid to swell in her arms and upper body. Madison and her mother Joni Gatlin appeared on the national TV show The Doctors to share Madison's successes—including learning to walk—and some of the challenges the family is facing. Hanger Clinic, along with manufacturing partner Barton Carey, collaborated with The Doctors to surprise Madison and Joni with custom compression garments, which will help Madison thrive as she grows.

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About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a business unit of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates more than 800 patient care clinics nationwide. The certified clinicians of Hanger provide patients with the latest in orthotic and prosthetic solutions, including microprocessor devices for those with limb loss and neuromuscular technologies for those with paralysis due to stroke, MS and other debilitating conditions. For more information on Hanger, visit, and for more information on Hanger Clinic, visit


Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.

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