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12/31/17Thank you for another great year!
Austin, Texas, December 31, 2017 – As we at Hanger look back on 2017, we want to take time to say thank you to the incredible patients, employees, customers, and partners who make up our Hanger family. Every day we have been inspired by your perseverance and innovation in the face of challenges, your enthusiasm for strengthening our community, and your dedication to helping us empower human potential together. It is truly a privilege to know each and every one of you. We wish you and your loved ... 
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12/29/17Hanger Charitable Foundation awards third and final round of 2017 grants
AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 29, 2017 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its third and final round of 2017 grant awards, giving $140,900 to five non-profit organizations and bringing the Foundation's total awards granted for 2017 to more than $250,000. Since its award to Angel City Games in May 2015, the Foundation has given more than $940,000 to more than 35 non-profits that share its mission to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as ... 
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12/27/17The Golf Channel features Jim Hunt, quadruple amputee and Hanger Clinic patient
Bath, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2017 – When 55-year-old Canisteo, New York resident Jim Hunt decided to take up golfing this spring, he knew it would present unique challenges, as Hunt was born without his arms below the elbow, and without his legs below the knee. But with hard work, determination, and prosthetic technology custom-designed and fit by Hanger Clinic's Erica Webster, CP, BOCO, Hunt has become a regular at his golf course. His incredible story has been featured by both a local news... 
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11/21/17Hanger Clinic's VP of Prosthetics appears on The Doctors to surprise a California man who overcame tragedy
Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 21, 2017 – After a personal tragedy resulted in the loss of both his legs in 2015, Matthew Brewer faced learning how to walk all over again. A life-changing breakthrough came in April 2017, when he attended Hanger Clinic's unique Bilateral Above-Knee Amputee Bootcamp in Oklahoma City. There he met Hanger Clinic Vice President of Prosthetics Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP (D) and Cameron Clapp, a triple amputee and accomplished athlete, both of wh... 
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11/16/17Hanger Clinic announces winner of #AmputeeLifeHacks contest
Austin, Texas, Nov. 16, 2017 – This week, Hanger Clinic announced the grand prize winner of its #AmputeeLifeHacks contest via a Facebook Live broadcast, with the help of Winter the dolphin. Over three months, contest entrants with limb loss or limb difference submitted more than 100 short videos showcasing a "life hack," or a tip or trick that helps them conquer everyday tasks. The goal of the contest was to connect the limb loss and limb difference community online, providing opportunities to l... 
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11/14/17Hanger Announces Changes to Board of Directors
Thomas Freyman and John Fox elected to Board of Directors Thomas Cooper and Cynthia Feldmann to retire effective January 1, 2018 Christopher Begley elected Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2018 AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (OTC PINK: HNGR) today announced its Board of Directors has elected Thomas C. Freyman and John T. Fox as directors, effective November 14, 2017. The company also announced the retirements of current Chairman of the Board Thomas... 
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11/09/17Using prosthetic technology fit by Hanger Clinic, Nebraska woman celebrates 100-lb. weight loss by completing first 5K race
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 9, 2017 – Conquering a 5K-distance race had been Omaha native Sharan Bryson's dream for years, and when she crossed the finish line in September as part of the Omaha Marathon events weekend, her dream became a reality. No stranger to overcoming challenges, Bryson, whose left leg was amputated below-the-knee in 2009, lost 100 pounds in the year leading up to the race. She also put in many hours of preparation and training with her Hanger Clinic physical therapist, Darren Stoop, ... 
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11/07/17CNN 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... 
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11/02/17Hanger Charitable Foundation awards second round of 2017 grants to six recipients
AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 2, 2017 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its second round of 2017 grant awards, giving $56,500 to six non-profit organizations. Since its first award to Angel City Games in May 2015, the Foundation has given more than $800,000 to more than 35 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,... 
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10/20/17The Ellen DeGeneres Show surprises California wildfire survivor Lilly Biagini
Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 20, 2017 – When the California wildfires destroyed their home, nine-year-old double amputee Lilly Biagini and her mother Jessica lost everything, including their car, Lilly's prosthetic legs, and presents for Lilly's birthday on Nov. 2. Lilly and Jessica shared their story of survival on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where they received several surprises: a new car for Jessica and presents for Lilly, including a personalized peer support doll who has prosthetic legs just li... 
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10/19/17Hanger Clinic patient's story of hope after California wildfires featured nationally by NBC News
San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 – After wildfires destroyed nine-year-old Lilly Biagini and her mother Jessica's Santa Rosa, California home, they lost everything in it, including Lilly's prosthetic legs. For Lilly, who was born with a rare muscular condition that led her to choose to amputate both legs above-the-knee in 2014, the loss of her independence and mobility was devastating. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and The Today Show featured the story of how Lilly's Hanger Clinic prosth... 
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10/10/17Hanger announces results of landmark study in lower limb amputees correlating higher mobility with higher patient satisfaction and quality of life
Published in Prosthetics & Orthotics International, Mobility Analysis of Amputees evaluates largest lower limb prosthetic data set to date AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (OTC PINK: HNGR) today announced the first results of its landmark study in lower limb amputees known as the Mobility Analysis of Amputees (MAAT I). The largest of its kind to date, the study measured the correlation of mobility to quality of life and patient satisfaction for people living wit... 
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09/27/17Hanger Clinic patient Cheryl Hile becomes first person with multiple sclerosis to run a marathon on each continent in one year
Cheryl Hile and her husband Brian at the finish of the 2017 Blackmores Sydney Marathon Cheryl Hile with her 2017 Blackmores Sydney Marathon finisher's medalAustin, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 – Hanger Clinic orthotic patient Cheryl Hile concluded a year-long journey on Sept. 17, 2017, when she completed the Blackmores Sydney Marathon and became the first person with multiple sclerosis (MS) to run a marathon on each of the seven continents in one year. Hile's around-the-world mission be... 
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09/13/17Hanger partners with the Red Cross to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13, 2017 – Hanger, Inc. will continue supporting American Red Cross disaster relief efforts by donating $10,000 to assist those impacted by Hurricane Irma. Additionally, Hanger has committed to matching up to another $10,000 donated via its Red Cross microsite through Oct. 31. Similar fundraising efforts following Hurricane Harvey resulted in more than $31,700 donated by Hanger and members of the community who used the microsite.   Access the website here: https://www.... 
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09/05/17Hanger donates $10,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, launches donation-matching effort
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 5, 2017 – Hanger, Inc. announced today that it has given $10,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. Hanger is also encouraging others to donate by using its Red Cross microsite, and will match additional donations up to $10,000 through Oct. 31. Access the website here: https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/hangerinc-emp. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey, particularly all who have been disp... 
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08/24/17NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt profiles families attending limb difference camp supported by Hanger Clinic
Rome, Maine, Aug. 24, 2017 – For the Cosgrove family, being able to attend a camp designed for children with limb loss or limb difference was life-changing. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt followed the family of four during their first-time experiences at Camp No Limits in Rome, Maine, where, in addition to an enjoyable camp experience, the focus is also on education, mentorship, peer support, and community-building for the whole family. View the segment here: https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly... 
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07/13/17Hanger Clinic launches #AmputeeLifeHacks contest
Austin, Texas, July 13, 2017 – This week, Hanger Clinic announced via a Facebook Live broadcast alongside Winter the dolphin, the launch of its #AmputeeLifeHacks contest. According to the dictionary, a "life hack" is defined as "a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way." With the launch of the three-month #AmputeeeLifeHacks contest, Hanger Clinic is bringing the phenomenon to the limb loss and limb difference community, where entr... 
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06/22/17Hanger Charitable Foundation awards $59,600 to 11 recipients in first round of giving in 2017
AUSTIN, Texas – June 22, 2017 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its first round of 2017 grants, awarding $59,600 to 11 non-profit organizations. Since its first grant award to Angel City Games in May 2015, the Foundation has given more than $750,000 to more than 35 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 commu... 
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05/17/17NBC 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 Hol... 
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05/12/17Hanger Completes Restatement of Prior Financial Statements; Files Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission Covering 2014 and Prior Years
AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanger, Inc. (OTC PINK: HNGR) today announced the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Form 10-K contains financial statements for the full year of 2014, restated financial statements for 2012, 2013 and the first two quarters of 2014, and restated information for 2010 and 2011. The filing is a significant milestone in the Company's ongoing efforts to become ... 
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04/10/17ABC World News Tonight with David Muir features Yvonne Llanes and unique Hanger Clinic amputee "bootcamp" that changed her life
Oklahoma City, Okla., April 10, 2017 – Nearly 10 years after being struck by a vehicle and instantly losing both legs above-the-knee, Yvonne Llanes promised her ailing father she’d attend a Hanger Clinic "bootcamp" for double above-knee amputees in Oklahoma City. She made good on the promise, and two months after the camp, the day after her father passed away, Yvonne left her wheelchair and hasn’t looked back. ABC World News Tonight with David Muir featured Llanes’ story, including ho... 
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02/22/17The Doctors TV show and Hanger Clinic team up to surprise toddler with rare medical condition
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 – Madison Gatlin is a "medical miracle" who has defied doctors' expectations ever since she was born with a rare condition that causes lymphatic fluid to swell in her arms and upper body. Madison and her mother Joni Gatlin appeared on the national TV show The Doctors to share Madison's successes—including learning to walk—and some of the challenges the family is facing. Hanger Clinic, along with manufacturing partner Barton Carey, collaborated with The Doctors ... 
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02/20/17Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by Hanger Clinic published in prestigious Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Austin, Texas, February 20, 2017 – The Clinical and Scientific Affairs Department of Hanger Clinic has successfully created a series of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) industry, designed to improve clinical outcomes by defining evidenced-based and consistent patient-focused O&P care. Two of these CPGs were recently published in the prestigious Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and presented at the American Congress of Rehabilita... 
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02/07/17Veteran and nine-year-old girl find independence with new adjustable socket technology developed by Hanger Clinic
Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 7, 2017 – Last week, 63-year-old Ken Muller and nine-year-old Lilly Biagini became two of the first amputees in the world to be fit with the new ComfortFlex® Adapt, an adjustable socket technology that empowers patients to control their own prosthetic socket fit with the turn of a dial. Hanger Clinic Vice President of Prosthetics Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP (D), one of the developers of the technology, worked with both patients at a Hanger Clinic location in Las Vegas, Nev... 
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