A suburban Philadelphia mom got the surprise of a lifetime from her new best friend, Ellen DeGeneres.
Lori Plans of West Chester hasn’t missed a single ‘Ellen’ episode in all 13 seasons. Last month Lori wrote to Ellen telling her of her chronic illness, prompting Ellen to surprise Lori with tickets to her show.
When Ellen heard that Lori had gone through a string of hospitalizations due to her illness, the comic decided to bring Lori back.
SPOILER ALERT: Don't keep reading if you want to keep Lori's gift a surprise
Ellen surprised Lori and her family -- husband Jason and sons Jordan and Andrew -- with a seven-night stay at the Mahekal Resort and Spa in Mexico and matching best friend necklaces.
As for Lori’s health, she says the issues have resolved.