Her Amigo provides mobility assistance so she doesn’t miss out on activities she enjoys. Karen has been living with diabetes for 60 years. Complications affecting her health were holding her back from fully participating in new opportunities and everyday activities.
In late spring, Karen rented a TravelMate so she could tour the Great Lakes Bay Region with her two sisters, Shari, who lives in Colorado, and MaryEllen, who resides in California. Using the Amigo was so effortless, her sisters encouraged her to consider getting one to use on a more regular basis.
With support from her husband, encouragement from her sisters and the positive experience she had renting one, Karen went to the Amigo Mobility Center in Bridgeport, Michigan to look at the options. She chose the TravelMate model because of its size – it can fit into tight indoor spaces while providing stable outdoor performance.
“I don’t know why I didn’t consider using an Amigo a long time ago. It makes getting around much easier,” Karen says.
Even her therapy dog, Olive, a West Highland White Terrier (a “Westie”), enjoys it, saving a few steps now and again by hopping on the platform between her feet.
Included on her list of adventures, Karen plans to visit both sisters in their home states in the near future. She could not imagine making these plans without her Amigo.
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