Friendly Wheels Archive

Let the Good Times Roll

Friendly Wheels, Issue 64
June 2013

Featuring Amigo owner Bob Hilton 


For Amigo owner Bob Hilton, the good times of summer keep rolling year round. Though Bob and his wife Virginia spend their summers at home in Grove City, Pa., for the past 19 years they have traveled to the warmth of Lady Lake, Fla. for six months each winter.

A Real Life "Field of Dreams"

Friendly Wheels, Issue 63
May 2013

Featuring Eric Rutherford, Director of Bridgeport Township's Parks and Recreation


Who would have thought that a springtime daydream could turn into a real life "field of dreams?" That is exactly what happened when Eric Rutherford, Director of Bridgeport Township's Parks and Recreations Department, began daydreaming about golf while maintaining the Bridgeport softball fields in preparation for the 2007 season.

Have Amigo, Can Travel!

Friendly Wheels, Issue 62
April 2013

Featuring Amigo owner Jann Hartman of Seattle, Wash.

 

To say that Amigo owner Jann Hartman is well-traveled is an understatement! Along with her husband John, Jann has accumulated an extensive travel history, including trips to Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Bermuda and most of Europe.


Though her travel companion John passed away six years ago and is dearly missed, Jann still enjoys adventures when she can. Jann received her first Amigo -- a used classic yellow front drive -- from a family member in the early 90's.
 

Crossing the Pond for a Cause

Friendly Wheels, Issue 61
March 2013

Featuring Marrianne Rooprai and Andy Uttridge of The Rooprai Spinal Trust in Hertfordshire, UK and Amigo President Tim Drumhiller.


"My life as I knew it changed forever when I had my accident," said Marrianne Rooprai of Hertfordshire, UK. 


In June of 2004, Marrianne was a busy 27 year old working as a hospitality manager. However, her life was changed that month when she was involved in a car accident that left her with a broken neck, fighting for her life.


Hope and Help for Living with Illness

Friendly Wheels, Issue 60
February 2013

Featuring Amigo owner and author Sister Karen Zielinski


Sister Karen Zielinski has dedicated her life to helping others while providing guidance and inspiration. As a Sister of St. Francis in Sylvania, Ohio, Sister Karen is also director of Canticle Studio, which creates products focusing on spirituality and health.


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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