Celebrate Every Day

Friendly Wheels, Issue 46
December 2011

Amigo owners - our source of inspiration

It is so rewarding for us to get to know our Amigo owners and follow their success stories. The drive and independent spirit of our owners reinforces our mission to Improve Lives Through Mobility®. The more we hear from our Amigo owners, the more we are inspired to live our lives to the fullest each and every day.

Since our Amigo owners inspire us in all that we do, we naturally turned to them when designing a tree for the annual Festival of Trees in Freeland, Mich. The Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser for the non-profit Junior League. Trees decorated with unique themes were donated by members of the community, then raffled off to the public.

The name of the tree we submitted, "Celebrate Every Day," was inspired by a quote from Amigo owner Dr. Linda Mona, a veteran's affairs clinical psychologist and Amigo owner since 1981. We made wooden ornaments featuring quotes from Dr. Mona and other Amigo owners.

  • "Each day when I smile or laugh for any reason, I am grateful. There are so many tiny miracles throughout the day and I know I am lucky."
    - Vicki Bridges, Amigo owner since 1993
  • "What happens to you is not important; how you handle it is."
    - Ron Bachman, Amigo owner since 1980
  • "Disability may have a hold on us but we must NEVER let it take over who we are."
    - Shelley Peterman Schwarz, Amigo owner since 1983
  • "Take one day at a time. When the struggles come, don't be discouraged so easily. Keep doing what you're doing and soon it will pass."
    - Jill and Joy Procida, Amigo owners since 1985
  • "Play hard with what you've got, while you've got it."
    - Allan Buck, Amigo owner since 1982
  • "From the day I was born, the word can't has never been in my vocabulary."
    - Trisston Wright Burrows, Amigo owner since 1983

We encourage you to celebrate every day, and we pledge to do the same. 

News Flash

Supporting Families in Many Helpful Ways

Supporting Families in Many Helpful Ways

Friendly Wheels, Issue 123

August 2018


Amigo owners often share inspiring stories. From overcoming a mobility challenge to figuring out innovative ways to go to new places to helping people in their communities, the experiences they share never cease to amaze us.

In this edition of Friendly Wheels, we get to meet Shannon DeWall, JD, an attorney, wife, mother and community volunteer in metro Detroit. Learn more about her story below.

A Family's Story of Reclaiming Hope

A Family's Story of Reclaiming Hope

Friendly Wheels, Issue 122

July 2018

In a time of crisis, it may be reassuring to know that there is another family that's experienced a similar situation: the Shepherds. James Shepherd and his mother founded the Shepherd Center, a not-for-profit hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia specializing spinal cord injury rehabilitation, in 1975 in response to an accident James endured as a young man. Learn more about his family's inspiring story.

This Amigo Owner Adds a Little Magic

This Amigo Owner Adds a Little Magic

Friendly Wheels, Issue 121

June 2018

Carrie Rostollan, a longtime member of the Amigo family, recently visited our Bridgeport facility for the Amigo Mobility Center open house. She shared with us some of her upcoming summer plans and entertained us with her magic tricks! Discover more about Carrie's 'magical' adventures.

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