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Hanger Clinic amputee athletes to compete in Brazil

Austin, Texas, Aug. 30, 2016 – Hanger Clinic amputee athletes are preparing to head to Brazil, where they will compete in a variety of sports at the 2016 games. The official start date is Sept. 7, and competitions will take place through Sept. 18. The Hanger Clinic athletes participating include several first-time athletes, as well as returning athletes:

- Mark Barr – paratriathlon
- Natalie Bieule - discus
- Jeremy Campbell – discus
- Lindsey Grogan – swimming
- Desmond Jackson – track & field
- Brad Kendell - sailing
- Nicholas Slade – long jump
- Lora Webster – sitting volleyball

Before departing for Brazil, several athletes talked to news media about the impending competition. Following are links to some of the resulting news coverage:

Natalie Bieule
WTVJ-TV (FOX), Tamarac, Fla.

Jeremy Campbell
KOKH-TV (FOX), Oklahoma City, Okla.

About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a business unit of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates more than 700 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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Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.
904-249-0314, kburket@hanger.com

Beth Hallmark, Hanger, Inc.
512-777-3695, ehallmark@hanger.com

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