Friendly Wheels Archive

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.



Reach for the Stars

Friendly Wheels, Issue 42
August 2011

With Amigo owner John Newton, United Kingdom 

 

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

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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