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|The New York Times "Vows" column features wedding of Hanger Clinic patient Amanda Flores|
Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 2018 – Amanda Flores fulfilled a promise to herself when she walked down the aisle at her wedding to Frank Bordoy on Aug. 11, using two microprocessor-controlled knees. Amanda and Frank had already weathered the unthinkable when an infection caused the loss of Amanda's legs above-the-knee and arms below-the-elbow in 2015. Frank proposed shortly thereafter, and Amanda's one condition was that they not marry until she was able to walk independently. Thanks to hard work, dedication, custom-designed prosthetic technology, and a team of supporters, Amanda achieved her dream—while wearing a floor-length dress.
The New York Times covered Amanda and Frank's beautiful wedding for the "Vows" column, which was attended by a team of Hanger Clinic supporters instrumental in helping Amanda learn to walk again: Amanda's prosthetist Mike Muratore, area clinic manager for Hanger Clinic in Bethesda, Md.; Hanger Clinic Vice President of Prosthetics Kevin Carroll; and AMPOWER peer mentor Yvonne Llanes, among others.
Read the New York Times story here, and pick up a print copy on Sunday, Aug. 19th: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/fashion/weddings/vows-quadruple-amputee-wedding.html.
About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger Clinic, a subsidiary of Hanger, Inc., owns and operates approximately 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 www.Hanger.com, and for more information on Hanger Clinic, visit www.HangerClinic.com.
Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc.