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|Woman with bilateral above-knee limb loss encouraged and challenged at Hanger Clinic bootcamp|
Oklahoma City, Okla., March 21, 2018 – Though 23-year-old Marina Z. Nakhla has been an amputee and a prosthetics user since before the age of two, attending the April 2017 Hanger Clinic Bilateral Above-Knee Amputee Bootcamp in Oklahoma City was one of her first experiences with the limb loss and limb difference community. At the annual event, which is designed to increase mobility and independence for double above-knee amputees, Nakhla challenged herself on a ramp course and practiced daily skills such as learning how to get back up after a fall. Nakhla described the impact of listening to other attendees share their personal journeys, and sharing her own, in the March/April 2018 edition of Amplitude magazine:
"Sharing the stories was an indescribably powerful part of the experience. It's liberating to know that you aren't alone and that others have had similar struggles."
About Hanger, Inc. – Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger, Inc. (OTC PINK: HNGR) delivers orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care, and distributes O&P products and rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. Hanger's Patient Care segment is the largest owner and operator of O&P patient care clinics with approximately 800 patient care locations nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions. With over 150 years of clinical excellence and innovation, Hanger's vision is to lead the orthotic & prosthetic markets by providing superior patient care, outcomes, services and value. For more information on Hanger, visit www.hanger.com.