My Amigo and Me

Friendly Wheels, Issue 1
February 2008

By: Vicki Bridges

I drove my car up and down the road twice, but could not see the numbers identifying the addresses. I was going to have to ask for help. I struggled with my walker to enter a restaurant thinking they would know of nearby businesses. The maitre d' asked if he could help me, and I said, "I'm looking for Amigo." 

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He had a puzzled expression. "You're looking for a friend?"

Laughing, I said, "I'm looking for Amigo Mobility," and I showed him the address. His directions led me to my first Amigo.

Once at home with my new Amigo, I learned how to stop and start again, how to go turtle speed and rabbit speed, how to make narrow turns, and how to miss walls and furniture. It was all easy. Riding my Amigo on the sidewalk, my hair was actually blowing in the breeze for the first time in a year. It doesn't sound like much, but it felt liberating -- I was once again in control of my own mobility. I thought this was kind of fun, and I was ready to take my Amigo out and begin new adventures.

Vicki Bridges is a long time Amigo Owner. She lives in Texas and has two adult sons. Vicki has a bachelor's degree of journalism from the University of Texas and a master's degree in marketing management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Visit her blog "Down the MS Path" to read more about her experiences with MS and her Amigo.




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