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Discovery Channel's Shark Week to feature Hanger Clinic patient

Austin, Texas, August 14, 2012 – In the summer of 2001 Krishna Thompson and his wife took a trip to Grand Bahama Island to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. On the second day of the trip while swimming about 20 feet offshore, Thompson was attacked by a shark, resulting in the loss of his left leg above-the-knee. Thompson’s story will be featured on the show “Shark Fight” during this year’s Shark Week, airing on the Discovery Channel. Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15th at 9pm ET to watch Thompson’s story of survival.

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About Hanger – Founded in 1861 by James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) owns and operates 700+ Hanger Clinic locations nationwide. Specializing in integrated rehabilitative solutions, the certified clinicians of Hanger provide patients with the latest in orthotic and prosthetic solutions, including microprocessor-controlled prosthetic limbs for amputees and neuromuscular technologies for those with paralysis due to stroke, MS and other debilitating conditions. After a six-month celebration of its 150th anniversary, on February 1, 2012 Hanger unveiled a comprehensive new brand identity to position the company for the future. The new brand includes renaming the parent company from Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. to “Hanger, Inc.”, and referring to the patient care business as “Hanger Clinic” (formerly Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics). For more information on Hanger and the new brand, visit


Jennifer Bittner, Hanger, Inc.
Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.
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