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|CBS Sports Network to feature Hanger Clinic resident Tyler Wells competing in the Power Triumph Games|
Tamarac, Fla., Nov. 7, 2016 – Tonight, Nov. 7th, tune in to CBS Sports Network to watch below-knee amputee and Hanger Clinic resident Tyler Wells compete in a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) event in the Power Triumph Games (9/8c). The 2016 Games, filmed at West Point in June, challenge world-class military veterans in a multi-round sports competition.
Wells served in the Air Force for four years, and lost his left leg below-the-knee as a result of a traumatic motorcycle accident. He first became part of the Hanger Clinic team in 2013 as a business development manager in Tamarac and the greater Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area. His experiences working with other amputees inspired him to go back to school at Northwestern University to pursue a career in orthotics and prosthetics (O&P). Wells is currently completing his one-year orthotics residency in Florida, after which he will complete a prosthetics residency.
More information on the 2016 Power Triumph Games is available here: http://ourvetsuccess.com/power-triumph-games.html.
Watch Wells share his story with WPEC-TV (CBS) here: http://cbs12.com/news/local/air-force-vet-from-boca-competes-in-national-reality-show.
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 Clinic, visit www.hangerclinic.com, and follow us at www.Facebook.com/HangerNews and www.Twitter.com/HangerNews.
Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.