Friendly Wheels Archive

Seating Options Maximize Health and Comfort

Friendly Wheels, Issue 37
March 2011

One of the benefits of Amigo products is the high level of customization that is available -- especially with seating. One of the most important aspects of the Amigo is to be sure you have the right seating, especially if you are sitting four or more hours per day.

The goal of proper seating is to maintain correct posture and prevent pressure sores, keeping our Amigo owners healthy and comfortable.

Enjoying the Ride

Friendly Wheels, Issue 36
Febuary 2011

Featuring Amigo Owner Richard Blake

Richard BlakeAn avid Harley enthusiast, former bike racer, and owner of a two-wheeler and a Trike, annual events on Amigo owner Richard Blake's calendar include the Sturgis rally, Americade in Lake George, Bike Week and Biketoberfest in Daytona, and an antique motorcycle show.

As a veteran, his Korean combat experience left him with frostbitten feet resulting in total numbness of his feet and legs. Richard says, "I am able to participate fully in these activities now. The Amigo Front Drive allows me to remain mobile up to six or seven hours a day at bike events across the country."



Positively Add Years to Your Life

Friendly Wheels, Issue 35
January 2011

By: Dr. Daniel Kehresalt

Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? Those who see the glass as half full may be adding years to their life.

Do Positive People Live Longer?
was a question posed recently in the Huffington Post. Reporter David Hamilton Ph.D. says "a host of exciting research has shown that attitude affects our health - so much so, in fact, that a positive attitude can add years to our lives."

Making Holiday Shopping Easier

Friendly Wheels, Issue 34
December 2010

By: Shelley Peterman Schwarz (30 year Amigo owner)


Shelley P. SchwarzHaving multiple sclerosis (MS) for 30 years has given me many opportunities to learn shortcuts that make my life easier. Here are a few of the tips and techniques I use to save time and energy so I am able to enjoy the holidays. (But don't add to your stress by thinking you have to try all of them!)

GIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES: Try gift certificates from specialty stores or sporting good suppliers, for instance. Can't buy them online? Go to a shopping mall where they're good for any store. Most big-box stores also offer gift cards to put toward the cost of a higher-priced item.


Keep a Song in Your Heart

Friendly Wheels, Issue 31
September 2010

Featuring Amigo owner Phillippa Eckert

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Retired residents at Fleet Landing in Atlantic Beach, Fla. are enjoying a musical treat these days. Amigo owner Phillippa Eckert is tickling those ivories along with a few other musicians. The volunteer band performed at Fleet Landing's Summer Follies program to a crowd of residents who gave them a standing ovation!

At eighty-four years young, Phillippa is experiencing the effects of post-polio syndrome. Now, only able to stand "just under a minute," she has three Amigos. As a tax preparer in 1993, her first Amigo served as her desk chair. By 2000, Phillippa's physician recommended the compact Amigo RT Express to use inside her home. In 2007, the Amigo RD took her "outside" and, today, she is fully independent and happily mobile.

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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