Friendly Wheels Archive

Introducing the Little Deuce Scoot

Friendly Wheels, Issue 8
September 2008

By: Fran Hetzner

"It's the Little Deuce Coupe ... you don't know what I got." We all recognize those magical lyrics from the Beach Boys hit of '63. At least those of us now considered baby boomers do ... as we sang along with gusto while listening to our transistor radios. But, I digress.

Getting Out and Enjoying Life

Friendly Wheels, Issue 7
August 2008

By: Shelley Peterman Schwarz

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1979 and it affected my mobility from the beginning. I was stubborn and resisted using a wheelchair for several years. Finally, in 1983 I bought my first Amigo. My original Amigo, lovingly referred to as "Old Paint," still works! I love my Amigos because they're always ready to make my life better and they're dependable for years.

I've learned that I can avoid unexpected accessibility problems when I go out to a new location by calling ahead to find out pertinent information. Is the building accessible? Is the specific area, office, meeting room or department I'm going to accessible? Where are the restrooms located and are they handicapped accessible?


Summertime Mobility Safety

Friendly Wheels, Issue 6
July 2008

Summer is here and the sunshine beckons us outdoors. You'll be enjoying the next couple of months traveling about on your Amigo Power Operated Vehicle/Scooter. Since we consider each of you a special member of our Amigo family, your mobility safety is very important to us.


Walk This Way: Ron Bachman

Friendly Wheels, Issue 5
June 2008

A proud and loyal Amigo owner since 1980, Ron Bachman was born with a congenital birth defect characterized by the non-development of the lumbar region, spine and sacrum. His legs were stub-like with no function and at the age of four they were amputated. Without his limbs, he perfected "walking" on his hands. Oftentimes responding to inquiring minds, "You walk that way, I walk this way."  

Ron's parents raised their three children in a "no nonsense" household. Chores were assigned and their middle child was expected to carry his share of the load. Ron recalls his parents telling him, "We will not be here forever -- you'll need to find a way to take care of yourself." 


"It's Not Easy Being Green," -- or is it? 

Friendly Wheels, Issue 3
April 2008

altKermit the Frog once proclaimed "being green" wasn't as easy as it seemed -- but today, "being green" isn't as hard as Kermit once thought. Earth Day is on April 22, and there are many small steps everyone can take to be more environmentally friendly.

At Amigo, we realize the importance to protect our environment, so we have made many changes to become as eco-friendly as possible in all aspects of our business. Just by being an Amigo owner, you are supporting a company that strives to be green through our environmental mission statement.

News Flash

How Writing Helped One Amigo Owner Connect

How Writing Helped One Amigo Owner Connect

Friendly Wheels, Issue 120

May 2018

Last summer Sister Karen Zielinski came to visit us at our headquarters in Bridgeport, Michigan. Sister Karen is a Sister of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio. Be sure to check out the Sisters' online store and learn more about Sister Karen.

The Difference Amigo Can Make

The Difference Amigo Can Make

Friendly Wheels, Issue 119

April 2018

In this edition of Friendly Wheels, we get to meet Becky Jackett and learn a little bit about her story and how her Amigo helped her get home a week early from the hospital.

Spring Hobbies and How To's

Spring Hobbies and How To's

Friendly Wheels, Issue 118

March 2018

Getting back into gardening was important to Yvonne McKinsey. Learn how she and her husband found a way to better use her Amigo in the garden!

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