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Hanger Clinic patients to compete in Sochi

Sochi, Russia, March 7, 2014 – Several Hanger Clinic patients are currently in Sochi where they will compete in the 2014 winter games. The opening ceremony is today, and competitions will take place throughout the week, ending on Sunday, March 16, 2014 with the closing ceremony. The Hanger Clinic athletes participating include:

-Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun, Alpine Skier
-Josh Pauls, Sled Hockey Team Member
-U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Sgt. Jon Lujan, Alpine Skier

In addition to competing in the games, Lujan was selected as the flag bearer for the U.S. Team. Lujan will proudly carry the U.S. flag at the opening ceremonies taking place today.

A complete schedule of the games is available here: http://www.sochi2014.com/en.

Coverage by NBC starts today with the opening ceremony, and a complete television schedule for the games is available here: http://m.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2014/February/19/NBC-Olympics-announces-television-schedule-for-Sochi-2014-Paralympic-Winter-Games.

Several news media outlets have covered the athletes' participation in the games. Following are links to some of the resulting news coverage.

Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun
Go For Gold
Fort Campbell Courier,  Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Josh Pauls
Paralympic Sled hockey team plans for gold at Sochi
CBS This Morning, New York, New York

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Jon Lujan
U.S. names Paralympic Opening Ceremony flag bearer
NBC Sports Radio, New York, New York

About Hanger: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a business unit of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates 740+ 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.

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Jennifer Bittner, Hanger, Inc.
512-777-3730, jbittner@hanger.com 

Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.
904-249-0314, kburket@hanger.com 

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