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ABC World News Tonight Spotlights Hanger Clinic Patient Yvonne Llanes as Person of the Week


WASHINGTON, D.C – Oct. 18, 2021 ABC World News Tonight with David Muir featured the incredible comeback story of wife, mom and Hanger Clinic patient Yvonne Llanes as she returned to Hanger Clinic’s Bilateral Above-Knee Amputee (BAKA) Bootcamp, the community event that changed her life nearly seven years ago. A recent breast cancer survivor who has overcome so many challenges, Llanes’ fighting spirit and inspiring attitude are showcased in the “Person of the Week” segment with host David Muir.

ABC World News Tonight and Muir originally covered Llanes’ story four years ago, highlighting her life-changing experience at BAKA Bootcamp – where she was first inspired to leave her wheelchair behind and learn to walk independently on two custom-designed prosthetic legs. Llanes’ “Decide to Rise” motto has since become the theme for the event, and she continues to serve as a trusted mentor for others in the limb loss community. Llanes was thrilled to return to Bootcamp for the first time in two years alongside her BAKA friends who have become like family and supported her from afar during her cancer diagnosis and recovery.

Watch the ABC World News Tonight story to see Llanes’ incredible story:

About Hanger Clinic:  Hanger Clinic, a subsidiary of Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HNGR), owns and operates approximately 800 patient care clinics nationwide, where comprehensive, outcomes-based orthotic and prosthetic care is delivered. Rooted in 160 years of clinical excellence and innovation, the certified clinicians of Hanger Clinic provide compassionate, expert care and customized solutions for all ages, designed to increase the mobility and function of each person we have the honor of serving. For more information on Hanger Clinic, visit


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