Friendly Wheels Archive

You Don't Just Give Up on Music

Friendly Wheels, Issue 44
October 2011

Featuring Amigo owner Ernie Douglas, Washington, D.C.


Amigo owner Ernie Douglas, a professional musician of 60 years, found out after high school that, "You don't just give up music."

Medicare-funded Power Wheelchairs Create Headache for Amigo Mobility

Friendly Wheels, Issue 43
September 2011

Featuring Al Thieme, Amigo President & Founder


Amigo Mobility was recently featured in a August 22, 2011 Saginaw News Article. The article, entitled Medicare-funded power wheelchairs create headache for Amigo Mobility, was written by written by Kathryn Lynch-Morin. Read the excerpt below or click here for the full article.



You've Got to be Grateful

Friendly Wheels, Issue 41
July 2011

Featuring Amigo owner Ron Greif

Growing up, Amigo owner Ron Greif laughingly called his mother the "sergeant" since the doctors told her never to baby him. Today, he still hears her saying, "go to it, kid" when he's faced with a challenging situation. "You may find yourself in a sticky wicket, but to overcome the sticky wicket, you must believe in yourself.

Creating a Happy Life

Friendly Wheels, Issue 39
May 2011

By: Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Shelley P. SchwarzThe following is a condensed version of the original article appearing on Shelley's website www.meetinglifeschallenges.com.

When I was
diagnosed with MS, I was determined NOT to let it change my life. But the illness had other plans for me. I woke up every morning worse than I was the day before. Ever so slowly I lost my physical abilities.

As I cut back on all but essential activities, my world outside the home began to shrink. If I had to give up my outside activities, I'd lose another piece of me. Losing my independence was bad enough, but I didn't want to lose my contact with people. My family would be my first priority, and running a close second would be my friends. I was determined to live a life filled with interesting people and fun activities.

Creating an Accessible Raised Garden

Friendly Wheels, Issue 38
April 2011

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It's that time of year again when the tulips break through the soil and buds appear on tree branches. It's time to start planning your summer garden! A raised garden bed designed with easy access from your Amigo is a simple way to enjoy summer gardening.

Raised beds add a new and exciting dimension to your gardening experience and also reduce the aches and pains produced by kneeling or bending over a garden plot.


News Flash

Art with Impact and Holiday Travel Tips

Art with Impact and Holiday Travel Tips

Friendly Wheels, Issue 115

December 2017

Troy Parker, digital artist and longtime Amigo owner, shares his inspiration for his artwork, and holiday travel tips are shared.

"Hometown Tours" Comes to Amigo Mobility

"Hometown Tours" Comes to Amigo Mobility

Friendly Wheels, Issue 112

July 2017

Michigan State Senator Ken Horn visits Amigo Mobility.

Mobility Meets Function and Style

Mobility Meets Function and Style

Friendly Wheels, Issue 114

November 2017

Karen Schultz shares how her purple TravelMate has positively impacted her mobility.

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