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Hanger Clinic patient and quadruple amputee Karen Crespo to participate in New York Fashion Week

New York, N.Y., September 4, 2014 – Tomorrow, Hanger Clinic patient and quadruple amputee Karen Crespo will be walking in fashion designer Carrie Hammer’s “Role Models Not Runway Models” New York Fashion Week show.

Crespo, 30-years-old, contracted bacterial meningitis in 2011, necessitating the amputation of all four of her limbs to save her life. Crespo’s inspirational story and role in New York Fashion Week can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q306M8B9Y0o.

Hanger Clinic National Upper Extremity Expert Jack Uellendahl, CPO fit Crespo with custom-designed myoelectric prosthetic arms in time for her participation in the fashion show. Crespo also receives lower extremity prosthetic care from Covina, California-based Hanger Clinic Manager Dayne Hatori, CP.

About Hanger: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a business unit of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates 760+ 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.

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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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