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Inside Edition and The Daily Mail Feature 11-Year-Old Cheerleader Mikenzie Adams for Limb Loss Awareness Month


YERMO, Calif. – April 15, 2021 – Shortly after Mikenzie Adams was fit with her first above-knee prosthetic leg at 16 months old, she started gymnastics and hasn’t slowed down since. Now, at 11 years old, Adams represents the limb loss and limb difference community on a nationwide scale as the youngest member of ParaCheer Spirit, a national cheer team based out of Illinois, and Spirit Athletics, an all-star, able-bodied cheer team near her hometown of Yermo, California. Between cheerleading, gymnastics and wakeboarding, Mikenzie frequently visits her care team at Hanger Clinic in Apple Valley, Calif., where her prosthetist Marco Camarena, CPO, Hanger Clinic Area Clinic Manager, provides adjustments and custom-fit devices to keep up with Mikenzie’s high activity level.

Adams and her mom, Mary Adams-Sioss, recently spoke with national media, including Inside Edition, to help raise awareness around limb loss and limb difference, and to show others in the disability community that they can do anything they put their minds to.

Adams’ stories can be read or watched below:

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 nearly 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


Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc. 

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