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Hanger Clinic Patient Athletes Bound for Beijing


AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 24, 2022 – Several athletes who receive orthotic or prosthetic care from Hanger Clinic are preparing to travel to Beijing, where they will represent the United States in competition against the best para athletes in the world. Events begin March 4 and run through March 13.

Hanger Clinic patients participating include first-time athletes like 18-year-old Lera Doederlein, one of the youngest members of the U.S. Nordic Skiing Team, as well as returning athletes, like three-time gold medalist and Men’s Sled Hockey team captain Josh Pauls:

  • Ravi Drugan (Eugene, OR) – Alpine Skiing
  • Allie Johnson (Western Springs, IL) – Alpine Skiing

To watch the athletes’ events and cheer them on, find NBC’s program schedule here:

About Hanger Clinic: Hanger Clinic, a subsidiary of Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HNGR), owns and operates approximately 875 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


Krisita Burket, Hanger, Inc. 

Meghan Williams, Hanger, Inc.

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