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|Megyn Kelly Today and Tampa media feature shark attack survivor Tiffany Johnson's story of recovery|
Charlotte, N.C., June 20, 2018 – In April, less than a year after a shark attacked Tiffany Johnson while she was snorkeling in the Bahamas, causing the loss of her right arm, Johnson returned to the site of the attack. The 32-year-old mother of three spoke to NBC's Megyn Kelly Today show about the visit, which reminded her how much she has overcome in the past year. Thanks to her surgeons at OrthoCarolina and her Hanger Clinic team in Charlotte, Johnson is making great progress with custom-designed, microprocessor-controlled prosthetic technology that has enabled her to be more independent again.
In June, Johnson and her family completed another milestone when they visited Winter the dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida. Winter's prosthetic tail is also designed and fit by Hanger Clinic. Johnson says the visit helped her young children "be able to see recovering and healing, and that Winter's okay and that means mommy's okay."
Below are some of the resulting news stories about Johnson's story:
Megyn Kelly Today: https://www.today.com/news/woman-survived-shark-attack-he-had-my-whole-arm-his-t127334
Tampa Bay Times: http://www.tampabay.com/photos/2018/06/19/woman-who-lost-arm-in-shark-attack-visits-winter-the-dolphin-wvideo/
WTVT-TV (FOX): http://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2018/06/17/shark-attack-survivor-shares-special-bond-with-winter-the-dolphin
About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a subsidiary of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates approximately 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 www.Hanger.com, and for more information on Hanger Clinic, visit www.HangerClinic.com.
Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.