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CNN recognizes Mona Patel among top 10 CNN Heroes
San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 7, 2017 – CNN has recognized Mona Patel as one of its top 10 2017 CNN Heroes, for her dedication to serving others with limb loss and limb difference. As the founder of the San Antonio Amputee Foundation and a Hanger Clinic licensed clinical social worker, Patel reaches people with limb loss or limb difference at all stages of their journey, including helping newer amputees adjust to life after limb loss. 

Not only is Patel dedicated and compassionate, but she understands the effects of limb loss personally, having had her own right leg amputated below-the-knee after a drunk driver struck and severely injured her when she was only 17 years old. A strong leader, Patel's passion for supporting the limb loss and limb difference community has taken her all the way from San Antonio to Tanzania, where she led a group of amputee climbers to summit Kilimanjaro in 2016. 

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About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a subsidiary of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates more than 800 patient care clinics nationwide. The certified clinicians of Hanger Clinic 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, and for more information on Hanger Clinic, visit


Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.