Hanger Inc. has donated $100,000 to establish the 2014-2015 Hanger Kids Scholarship, which will be provided to Camp No Limits, a nonprofit organization for children with limb loss or limb difference.
The funds will be distributed into 100 scholarships of $1,000 each to cover the costs of attendance, lodging, meals and activities for the children and an accompanying guardian.
Deven Jackson, of Shermans Dale, Pa., was awarded the first scholarship. In 2012, he lost both legs below the knee to meningococcal meningitis. In 2014, he attended Camp No Limits in Florida, where he ran for the first time since the amputation.
“Over the past 10 years, through their volunteerism with Camp No Limits, our employees have witnessed the incredible benefit this special camp provides,” Vinit Asar, Hanger president and chief operating officer, stated in a company press release. “We are delighted to support their efforts and are happy this scholarship will help even more children and their families get to camp.”
Children with limb loss or limb difference, who are under the age of 18 at the time of application, are eligible for the scholarship. Preference will be given to first-time campers, but all are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit www.nolimitsfoundation.org.