August 2, 2012

Vintage Friendly Wheels: Jana Herron

The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games reminded us of a vintage issue Friendly Wheels! 

Amigo owner Jana Herron appeared on the cover of our summer 1994 issue of Friendly Wheels sporting spirited American flag attire! At the time, Jana was studying at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Michigan and participating in swimming competitions with the hopes of competing in the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta. 

Jana's right leg was amputated when she was just a baby due to a blood clot that formed when she was two days old.

Despite this challenge, Jana remained active not only with swimming, but also with jazz dancing, gymnastics, ballet, skiing, biking and showing championship pigs through her local 4-H. 

We tried contacting Jana to catch up and see what she's up to these days, but we were unable to reach her. If you know Jana, please email us at -- we'd love to talk to her!
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