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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt features below-knee amputee and performer AJ Montgomery

Las Vegas, Nev., May 17, 2017 – In 2015, Andrew "AJ" Montgomery received a call saying his long-term dream had come true: he had been selected as a performer in world-renowned Las Vegas show Le Rêve. Tragically, a motorcycle accident just days before had resulted in the loss of his left leg below-the-knee. Determined not to let go of his dream, Montgomery spent eight months training and rehabilitating, and was able to re-audition and earn a spot in the show. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt featured Montgomery's incredible story, including how custom prosthetic devices from Hanger Clinic empower Montgomery to perform the same complex movements as any other cast member in Le Rêve.

View the segment here: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/inspiring-america-amputee-gives-stunning-performance-on-prosthetic-945566787507?cid=eml_onsite

Learn more about AJ Montgomery here: http://www.hangerclinic.com/empowered-stories/Pages/AJ-Montgomery.aspx

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 800 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

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