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Hanger Clinic patient and above-knee amputee Adrienne Slaughter to throw ceremonial first pitch at Dodgers baseball game

Los Angeles, Calif., April 30, 2015 – Hanger Clinic patient and above-knee amputee Adrienne Slaughter will throw the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball game on Friday, May 1st. At the game, with a scheduled start time of 7:10pm PDT, Slaughter, a two-time cancer survivor, will be recognized as one of the 2015 American Cancer Society “Heroes of Hope”. The honor, according to the American Cancer Society, is given to survivors who show an outstanding commitment to the fight against cancer, and are selected on their ability to inspire hope and their courage and determination to fight back against cancer.

About Adrienne Slaughter – At the age of 14, doctors found a cancerous tumor in Adrienne’s right leg, forcing the amputation of the leg above-the-knee to save her life. At the time of her amputation, she was an avid tennis player with her sights set on going pro in the near future. Determined to play again, Adrienne first returned to the tennis court on crutches one month after her amputation surgery, and started playing again with the help of a custom-designed prosthetic leg just five months later. Today, Adrienne continues to thrive with prosthetic technology, leading an active and healthy life. She receives prosthetic care from Downey, California-based Hanger Clinic Prosthetist Marco Camarena, CPO.

Twenty-eight years after her first cancer diagnosis, Adrienne was diagnosed with breast cancer, but fortunately, she beat that, too. She now feels it’s her calling to speak, motivate and inspire others. She believes, “we have one life and must enjoy it each day, be prosperous, exceed expectations and overcome obstacles, no matter how hard they may be”. For more information on Adrienne, visit: www.adriennespeaking.com.

About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a business unit of Austin, Texas-based Hanger, Inc., owns and operates 770+ 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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