Hanger practitioner Anna Avakian, CPO from Washington D.C. has volunteered to serve the next 3-month term as lead prosthetist at the Hanger prosthetics clinic in Deschapelles, Haiti. John “Jay” Tew, a Hanger practitioner from Baton Rouge, La. is currently serving the first 3-month term and will transition his role to Avakian during a 2-week training process.
Fully functional since February 22, 2010, the clinic has achieved outstanding patient outcomes with Tew’s leadership. To date, more than 300 Haitian amputees are walking tall with new prosthetic limbs created at the clinic.