updated 11/16/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/18/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
After Lauren Scruggs’s propeller accident made news last December, her family heard from people all over the world who were praying for Lauren’s recovery.
Scruggs, 24, also heard from some well-known well-wishers.
In January, Giuliana Rancic Tweeted her support, and Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack in 2003, reached out as well.
The pair hit it off immediately, as Scruggs describes in her new memoir, Still Lolo. And Hamilton, 22, has become a unique support system for Scruggs, who lost her left hand in the accident.