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NCIS: New Orleans episode to feature role played by Hanger Clinic patient Katy Sullivan

New Orleans, La., December 15th, 2014 – Tune in to “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS tomorrow, Tuesday, December 16th, to see Hanger Clinic patient and Amputee Empowerment Partners National Coordinator Katy Sullivan. Sullivan, who was born without both her legs above-the-knee, will play a veteran named Taylor. The show airs at 9pm ET / 8pm CT, and more information on the show is available here: http://www.cbs.com/shows/ncis-new-orleans/.

About Katy Sullivan: Katy Sullivan, now 34-years-old, was born a bilateral amputee, missing both legs through her femur bones, but that has never kept her from excelling at everything she has tried. As a young girl, Katy was on the local swim team and also loved gymnastics. As an adult, she moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her acting career. When she first arrived, her then LA-based Hanger Clinic prosthetist William Yule suggested she try running. Having always been an athletic and active person, Katy jumped at the chance. She had a difficult time adjusting to the running prostheses at first, but she was determined. Six months later at a running clinic, everything seemed to come together and Katy has been setting running records ever since, competing against women who have the advantage of having one leg. Most recently, Katy competed in the 2012 games held in London where she achieved a personal best in the 100 meter dash with a time of 17.33, and beat unilateral above-knee amputee competitors.

Outside of athletics, Katy earned a BFA in acting from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the first physically disabled actor to graduate from the college. Katy headed to the prestigious Goodman Theatre in Chicago, to pursue her acting career after graduation and relocated to LA in 2004. Katy has appeared on a number of television shows including My Name is Earl, I'm with Stupid, Last Man Standing, and Nip/Tuck. She was also the star of her own reality show pilot called Some Assembly Required.

More information on Katy is available here: http://www.hangerclinic.com/success-stories/Pages/Katy-Sullivan.aspx.

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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