October 25, 2012

Tom's Journey to Comfort

Our Amigo Mobility Center in Bridgeport, Mich. recently received a very special visitor all the way from Georgia! Tom Graham has been a loyal Amigo owner since 1978, but had begun to experience back pain due to extended periods of sitting. 

Tom and his mother Donna traveled to Bridgeport, Mich. in September to meet with ATP certified seating specialist Joe Thieme. Joe created a customized seating solution that allows Tom to be more comfortable and functional in his Amigo. 

Here is what Donna had to say about Tom's new seat:

Joe Thieme and Tom Graham
You are the treasure for Tom and me in our journey to find a seat for the Amigo. Your expertise is complimented by your patient manner and attention to detail.

Tom is enjoying his new seat and freedom from back pain because he now sits properly on his Amigo. 

Thank you, Joe, for putting together this wonderful seat -- you are the best.

Donna Graham
September 2012

Visit www.myamigo.com or contact our mobility consultants at 1.800.MY.AMIGO to see what custom seating options are available for you. 

October 17, 2012

Famous Amigo Owner - Totie Fields

Totie Fields (May 7, 1930 – August 2, 1978) was an American comedienne who was popular in the 1960s and 70s. 

She received her first big break from Ed Sullivan when he saw her perform in New York and booked her to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. She appeared in many popular shows throughout the 60s and 70s.

Fields began using an Amigo scooter in 1976 after a failed surgery to remove a blood clot led to amputation.

In her first onscreen appearance after her amputation, she memorably exclaimed, "I've waited all my life to say this... I weigh less than Elizabeth Taylor!"

October 16, 2012

Stop Medicare Waste - Sebert Guckian

"I have used an Amigo since I purchased my first one in 1975. You make a quality scooter. The competition cannot even come close to producing a quality product like the Amigo. 

Up until I reached Medicare age, I always had to pay for my own scooter. No insurance -- nothing but my money. After reaching Medicare age, I finally got the government to help pay for some of the cost. I am now told by my supplier here in Ohio that they can no longer participate in the Medicare scooter reimbursement program because it is a losing game for them. They were actually losing money, so they dropped out of the program altogether. 

Since they are local and have always supplied me with quality service and immediate emergency assistance I will continue to get Amigos, and I guess I will have to go back to footing the bill on my own. Thanks for listening, and keep up the good work!"

Sebert Guckian
Xenia, Ohio
September 7, 2012

October 10, 2012

"Locked Up" for a Cause

Jordan Thieme "locked up" to
support the MDA
Amigo's own Jordan Thieme has been locked up -- his crime? Having a huge heart! 

Jordan participated in October's MDA Lock-Up in Saginaw, Mich., with all proceeds benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Funds raised at the event support MDA programs such as clinic visits, summer camps, flu shots and support groups.

After an hour of "hard time," Jordan helped raise $650 to support the MDA through "bail money" donations from his friends, family and coworkers. Team Amigo has been a long-time supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and we thank Jordan for doing his part!

If you would like to make a donation to support the MDA, please click here

Click here to read a past blog post about how Amigo owner Louie Cowan supports the MDA!

October 2, 2012

Finding a Universally Designed University

Melissa Nicholson attends Aurora University in Aurora, Ill.
Did you miss last month's issue of our Friendly Wheels enewsletter? Click here to read about Melissa Nicholson, who has used a mobility device to help her get around since second grade, and now uses an Amigo as she pursues her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Melissa also gave us some great tips for how to make attending classes more accessible!

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