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12/30/16Gratitude for 2016
Austin, Texas, December 30, 2016 – We at Hanger are so grateful to have been able to spend another year doing what we love most: empowering human potential. To our phenomenal patients, employees, customers, and partners: thank you for for being part of our community and for inspiring us every day. Best wishes to you and your family for a happy 2017! About Hanger, Inc. – Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger, Inc. (OTC PINK: HNGR) del... 
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12/19/16Hanger Charitable Foundation finishes 2016 with five new grant recipients, awarding more than $424,000 in its second year
AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 19, 2016 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its final round of 2016 grants, awarding $225,000 to five non-profit organizations. These awards bring the Foundation's total grants awarded for 2016 to more than $424,000, given to 25 organizations. Since its first grant award to Angel City Games in May 2015, the Foundation has given more than $674,000 to more than 30 non-profits that share its mission to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as p... 
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12/09/16The Doctors national TV show features Hanger Clinic patient running seven marathons on seven continents
Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 9, 2016 – Hanger Clinic orthotic patient Cheryl Hile appeared on The Doctors national TV show yesterday to talk about living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and her goal to run seven marathons on seven continents in one year. With two races down, Cheryl is getting ready to run her third "7 on 7 in 12" marathon in Honolulu on December 11.   To combat a symptom of MS called foot drop, Hile wears a carbon fiber ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) that allows her to continue... 
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11/07/16CBS 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 becam... 
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10/14/16Hanger Charitable Foundation awards third round of 2016 grants to four recipients
AUSTIN, Texas – October 14, 2016 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation has awarded $17,500 to four grant recipients, concluding its third round of 2016 grants. The Foundation has awarded more than $199,000 to 20 organizations in 2016 thus far, and a total of over $450,000 to more than 30 organizations since its first grant award in May 2015.  The most recent grant recipients include organizations that serve a variety of communities, including children with spina bifida and young adults with ... 
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08/31/16National morning show features Cheryl Hile, Hanger Clinic orthotic patient on marathon mission
Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 31, 2016 – Cheryl Hile, a Hanger Clinic patient and marathon runner, was featured today on MichaeLA, HLN's national morning show. Hile, who wears a custom-designed carbon fiber brace fitted by Hanger Clinic Orthotist Ara Mirzaian, plans to become the first person with multiple sclerosis to run seven marathons on all seven continents. Cheryl will soon travel to Cape Town, South Africa to run the first marathon in the series, taking place on Sept. 18. View... 
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08/30/16Hanger Clinic amputee athletes to compete in Brazil
Austin, Texas, Aug. 30, 2016 – Hanger Clinic amputee athletes are preparing to head to Brazil, where they will compete in a variety of sports at the 2016 games. The official start date is Sept. 7, and competitions will take place through Sept. 18. The Hanger Clinic athletes participating include several first-time athletes, as well as returning athletes: - Mark Barr – paratriathlon - Natalie Bieule - discus - Jeremy Campbell – discus - Lindsey Grogan – swimming - Desmond Jackson – track &am... 
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08/09/16Washington upper extremity amputee thriving with pattern recognition technology
Gig Harbor, Washington, August 9, 2016 – Hanger Clinic patient and Washington resident Vince Hein, who lost his right arm above the elbow in a work accident 11 years ago, is now thriving with advanced prosthetic technology. His prosthetic arm, designed and fitted by Hanger Clinic National Upper Extremity Specialist Ryan Blanck, LCPO, includes the Coapt Complete Control system, a pattern recognition technology. Seattle-based NBC affiliate KING-TV attended Hein's clinical follow-up appointment wi... 
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08/05/16Midwest farmer thriving with microprocessor-controlled ankle-foot
Iowa City, Iowa, August 5, 2016 – A decade after a railroad car accident resulted in the amputation of his left leg below-the-knee, 45-year-old Colona, Ill. farmer Jason Schroeder is thriving with a microprocessor controlled ankle-foot known as the BiOM, fitted by Iowa City-based Hanger Clinic Manager Theresa Bonnema, CP, CPed, CFo. Iowa City-area journalists attended Schroeder's clinical follow-up appointment with Bonnema. Following are some of the resulting news stories: KWWL-TV (NBC): http... 
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07/08/16Hanger Clinic patient Patrick Tierney first in world to receive new Kinnex waterproof microprocessor-controlled ankle-foot
Rancho Mirage, Calif., July 8, 2016 – This week, retired priest Patrick Tierney became the first amputee in the world to be fit with the Kinnex, the first waterproof microprocessor-controlled prosthetic ankle-foot.To hear Tierney and his Hanger Clinic Prosthetist Lee Cardon, CPO discuss the new technology and what it means for Tierney's mobility, watch the following segment from KESQ-TV (ABC/CBS): http://www.kesq.com/news/retired-local-priest-recieves-worlds-first-bionic-ankle-foot/40409518. Abo... 
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07/07/16Hanger Charitable Foundation awards over $125,000 in grants to eight recipients
AUSTIN, Texas – July 7, 2016 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its second round of 2016 grants, awarding $127,750 to eight non-profit organizations that share its mission to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as possible. The Foundation has awarded more than $180,000 to 16 organizations in 2016 thus far, and a total of over $430,000 to more than 25 organizations since its first grant award in May 2015.  The most recent grant recipients include local a... 
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06/17/16NBC's Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge to feature New England farmer and Hanger Clinic ExoSym user Phil Stevens
Barre, Mass., June 17, 2016 – On Monday night, June 20th, tune in to NBC's Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (10/9c) to see New England farmer Phil Stevens compete alongside his family, and test his physical limits with the ExoSym (IDEO) brace from Hanger Clinic. Stevens ran the largest dairy farm in Massachusetts in Barre, until he fell off the roof of his barn and landed on concrete, breaking both of his heel bones. Unable to manage his farm, he lived with significant pain for years and was c... 
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04/27/16Fox News National features Hanger Clinic athletes running half marathon
Seth Alexander (R) and Cameron Clapp after completing the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon. Oklahoma City, Okla., April 25, 2016 – FoxNews.com recently featured two Hanger Clinic patients—triple amputee Cameron Clapp and double above-knee amputee Seth Alexander—preparing to run the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon together. Clapp and Alexander chose to run the race as a way to thank their Hanger Clinic care providers, including Oklahoma City-based Hanger Clinic Manager Chad Si... 
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04/26/16Hanger Charitable Foundation awards first round of 2016 grants to eight recipients
AUSTIN, Texas – April 26, 2016 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its first round of 2016 grants, awarding $54,000 to eight non-profit organizations. The Foundation awarded its first grant in May 2015, and has since awarded more than $300,000 to 22 non-profits that share its mission to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as possible. The most recent grant recipients include local and national organizations that serve a variety of communities, including peopl... 
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04/19/16Adrianne Haslet, bombing survivor, finishes Boston Marathon with Hanger Clinic team's support
Boston, Mass., April 19, 2016 – On Monday, Hanger Clinic patient Adrianne Haslet crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon, three years after the bombings that resulted in the amputation of her left leg below-the-knee. Haslet ran the race to support Limbs for Life, a non-profit organization that helps provide prosthetic care to individuals who cannot otherwise afford it. During the 26.2-mile race, Haslet was supported by a Hanger Clinic team that included Boston-based Hanger Clinic Area Cl... 
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03/15/16Hanger Clinic patient Winter the Dolphin and her clinical team featured in new web series
Clearwater, Fla., March 15, 2016 – Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s new web series, Rescue-Clearwater, features a behind-the-scenes look at Hanger Clinic patient Winter the Dolphin’s rescue in its second episode, “Winter’s Story.” The episode includes interviews with Hanger Clinic Vice President of Prosthetics Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, and Hanger Clinic Area Clinic Manager Dan Strzempka, CPO, Winter’s prosthetists. You can watch the episode at Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s website or YouTube c... 
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03/10/1614-year-old Hanger Clinic patient dancing ballet again with custom-designed prosthetic leg
Independence, Mo., March 10, 2016 – After losing a portion of her right leg to cancer in 2011 at age nine, Warrensburg, Mo. resident and avid dancer Gabi Shull was determined to dance again. Thanks to hard work, determination, and a custom-designed prosthetic foot, Gabi, now 14, has achieved her goal and is inspiring others, including more than three million Facebook users who watched a December 2015 video of Gabi dancing with her prosthesis: https://www.facebook.com/theTruth365film/posts/120459... 
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03/08/16South Carolina amputee and Citadel cadet thriving with prosthetic technology, makes history earning slot as member of elite drill platoon
Cameron Massengale Greenville, S.C., March 8, 2016 – After a summer 2014 workplace accident resulted in the loss of his right arm, Greenville resident Cameron Massengale, who was a rising sophomore at military college The Citadel, was determined not to give up on his dream of being a Citadel cadet. Now, with the help of custom-designed prosthetic technology, including the bebionic hand, Massengale is back at The Citadel and recently made history by becoming the first amputee to earn the title o... 
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03/02/16The Doctors national TV show features Hanger Clinic VP of Orthotics
Los Angeles, Calif., March 2, 2016 – Hanger Clinic, represented by Vice President of Orthotics Deanna Fish, MS, CPO, collaborated with The Doctors national TV show to surprise a Spokane, Wash.-based family of five. The Dietzens have three young children, two of whom have Joubert Syndrome, a rare genetic condition. View the segment here: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videos/help-for-two-kids-with-joubert-syndrome. About Hanger Clinic: Founded in 1861 by the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger... 
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02/29/16Hanger Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (OTC PINK: HNGR) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors authorized the adoption of a stockholder rights plan with an eighteen month term (the "Rights Plan").  The Board of Directors adopted the Rights Plan in light of the Company's recent suspension from trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Rights Plan is intended to protect the interests of the Company and its stockholders by reducing the likelihood that a... 
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02/26/16Hanger Announces Suspension of Trading on the New York Stock Exchange and the Commencement of Trading on the Facilities of the OTC Markets Group Inc.; Expects NYSE Delisting
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) (the "Company") today announced that the Company's common stock has been suspended from trading, effective today, on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"). The suspension is a result of the Company's non-compliance with NYSE listing standards due to its failure to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its year ended December 31, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The delay in filing is due to the ti... 
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02/09/16Hanger Clinic patient and double below-knee amputee skiing again with custom-designed prosthetic legs
Lafayette, Colo., Feb. 9, 2016 – Erik Bowen, an active Lafayette, Colorado resident and double below-knee amputee, was recently fit with custom-designed, adjustable prosthetic sockets and feet that will allow him to ski upright. Lafayette-area journalists attended Bowen’s clinical follow-up appointment with his Hanger Clinic Clinician Chad O’Connor, CP. Following are some of the resulting news stories: Colorado Hometown Weekly: http://www.coloradohometownweekly.com/news/lafayette/ci_294653... 
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01/14/16The Hanger Charitable Foundation provides support for Sepsis Alliance's launch of new KNOW SEPSIS Public Service Announcement (PSA) Program
AUSTIN, Texas, January 14, 2016 – Sepsis Alliance, with support from the Hanger Charitable Foundation, has produced a powerful KNOW SEPSIS series of public service announcements (PSAs). The PSA series, the first of which begin airing on networks this week, is designed to educate viewers about sepsis, a life-threatening disease, and how to spot it early. According to Sepsis Alliance, more than a quarter of a million people in the United States die every year from sepsis. Yet, fewer than half of ... 
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