|NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt profiles families attending limb difference camp supported by Hanger Clinic|
Rome, Maine, Aug. 24, 2017 – For the Cosgrove family, being able to attend a camp designed for children with limb loss or limb difference was life-changing. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt followed the family of four during their first-time experiences at Camp No Limits in Rome, Maine, where, in addition to an enjoyable camp experience, the focus is also on education, mentorship, peer support, and community-building for the whole family.
Beginning in 2014, Hanger has provided funding for the Hanger Kids Scholarship to Camp No Limits, covering the cost of attendance, lodging, meals, and included activities for pediatric amputees and an accompanying parent or guardian at any of the Camp No Limits camps available nationwide. The Cosgrove family were among the scholarship recipients for the Rome, Maine camp.
The NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt segment also includes Waterville, Maine-based Hanger Clinic Area Clinic Manager Scott Hebert, CPO, who has been involved with the camp since its inception in 2004. Hanger Clinic employees participate in the program as volunteers and mentors, as well as providing professional and clinical education for families in attendance.
Learn more about Hanger Clinic's partnership with Camp No Limits here: www.HangerClinic.com/CampNoLimits.
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 www.Hanger.com, and for more information on Hanger Clinic, visit www.HangerClinic.com.
About the Hanger Charitable Foundation – The Hanger Charitable Foundation was founded in 2009 by Hanger, Inc., the nation's leading patient-care provider and distributor of orthotic, prosthetic, and rehabilitative solutions. Hanger's heritage of charitable giving dates back to the company's founding in 1861. For many years, Hanger clinicians and employees consistently and generously donated millions of dollars in free care and financial contributions to a variety of causes, including hardship cases in their own communities. In 2009, Hanger formalized and increased its philanthropic work by establishing a non-profit organization, the Hanger Charitable Foundation. For more information, visit: www.hanger.com/Foundation.
Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.