June 22, 2012

Famous Amigo Owner - Jimmie Heuga

Jimmie Heuga (September 22, 1943 – February 8, 2010) was an American alpine ski racer and one of the first Team USA members to win an Olympic medal in his sport.

Heuga began skiing at age 2, and in 1958 was named to the U.S. Ski Team, making him the youngest man to ever make the squad at just 15 years old.

Multiple sclerosis brought an early end to Heuga's skiing career at age 27, and caused him to use an Amigo scooter to get around. 

After his skiing career ended, Heuga became an advocate of exercises and activities that combat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Heuga also founded Can Do MS in 1984 to "promote the culture and belief that everyone living with MS has the power to live full lives."

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