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The Ellen DeGeneres Show surprises California wildfire survivor Lilly Biagini
Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 20, 2017 – When the California wildfires destroyed their home, nine-year-old double amputee Lilly Biagini and her mother Jessica lost everything, including their car, Lilly's prosthetic legs, and presents for Lilly's birthday on Nov. 2. Lilly and Jessica shared their story of survival on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where they received several surprises: a new car for Jessica and presents for Lilly, including a personalized peer support doll who has prosthetic legs just like Lilly. The doll, donated by a family friend, was modified and fitted by Hanger Clinic and National Labs teams coordinating across the country to ensure the doll made it to Lilly in time for the surprise.

To catch up on Lilly's story, view an NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt segment about Lilly being fit with new prosthetic legs after the fire here:  

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 Clinic 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.