Hanger Clinic Patient Athletes Head to Beijing

Paralympics 2022 Beijing Hanger Patients
February 24, 2022
Hanger Clinic

Several athletes who receive orthotic or prosthetic care from Hanger Clinic are preparing to travel to Beijing, where they will represent the United States and Brazil in competition against the best para athletes in the world. We’re incredibly proud of what this impressive group has accomplished and can’t wait to see their hard work and dedication pay off when they hit the slopes and ice.

Beijing 2022: Tune into NBC from Mar. 4 – Mar. 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 U.S. Men’s Sled Hockey team captain Josh Pauls.

To watch their events and cheer them on, check out NBC’s program schedule. View the full press release for more information.

2022 Beijing Hanger Clinic Patient Athletes

Matthew Brewer (Salt Lake City, UT)
Alpine Skiing

Clinician: Wendy J. Remington, CPO | Salt Lake City, UT
Instagram: @6packbrew

Ravi Drugan (Eugene, OR)
Alpine Skiing

Clinician: John Robert, CPO | Springfield, OR
Instagram: @ravidrugan

Patrick Halgren (Tolland, CT)
Alpine Skiing

Clinician: Paul Armstrong, CP and Kiley Armstrong, CO | Vernon, CT and Denver, CO
Instagram: @powercasa32

Allie Johnson (Western Springs, IL)
Alpine Skiing

Clinician: Matt Wegmann, CPO | Lakewood, CO
Instagram: @allievjohnson

Andrew Kurka (Palmer, AK)
Alpine Skiing

Clinician: Gretchen Wellman, CO | Anchorage, AK
Instagram: @andrewkurka

Lera Doederlein (Escondido, CA)
Nordic Skiing

Clinician: Danielle Baril, CPO | San Diego, CA
Instagram: @lera_0415

Josh Pauls (St. Louis, MO)
Sled Hockey

Clinician: Fred Schaumberg, CP | Olivette, MO
Instagram: @spudsusa27

Andre Barbieri (Santa Barbara, CA)

Clinician: Alexis Peterson, CPO | Santa Maria, CA
Instagram: @andrebarbieri

Learn More: The Para Athlete Journey

Nordic skier Lera Doederlein and her Hanger Clinic prosthetist Danielle Baril, CPO share more about Lera’s journey to Beijing.

Read more about snowboarder Andre’s journey to represent his home country of Brazil, including support from his Hanger Clinic prosthetist Alexis Peterson, CPO.

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