September 25, 2012

Team Amigo at the Trek for Travis!

Team Amigo had a great time at this weekend's Trek for Travis 5k in Reese! All proceeds benefitted Sergeant Travis Mills of Vassar, who was critically injured during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. 

Sergeant Mills is now on the road to recovery at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center near Washington, DC. Thank you Sergeant Mills for your dedication and sacrifice, and thank you Team Amigo for supporting him!

Team Amigo members Jim, Michael, Mike, Jeff and Kate before the race

September 13, 2012

Famous Amigo Owner - Colonel Sanders

Harland "Colonel" Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was founder of the popular fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken. 

In 1930, Sanders was operating a service station in Corbin, Kentucky, and saw a need for quick and easy meals for families on the go. He began serving what he called "Sunday Dinner, Seven Day A Week."

Sanders began using an Amigo scooter in the latter years of his life, possibly due to a leukemia diagnosis shortly before his death.

Since its start at a service station in 1930, KFC has rapidly grown to one of the most popular fast food restaurants in the world. KFC continues to use the Colonel's likeness as the core of their branding.

Wheelchair Accessories: Brighten up your wheelchair!

Fall is in the air, and for many that means one thing - football! Whether it's high school, college or a professional team, having the right wheelchair accessories can help you stay comfortable while watching your favorite team. Below you will find tips on how to brighten up your wheelchair in a fun, safe and convenient way.


  • LED lights are a fun, eye-catching accessory that will bring radiant color to your wheelchair. With the upcoming fall weather and it getting darker earlier, having LED lights around the wheels will keep you safe by allowing people around you to see you. This is also a unique way to brighten your wheelchair and add fun color for you and others to see! 


  • Customized wheels and wheel covers are a stylish way to personalize the wheels on your wheelchair. By adding a wheel cover, you can make your wheelchair unique, fun, and personal. Decorate your wheels with your favorite sports team, pet, car, season or just to add some color. The possibilities are endless!

  • Cup holders are another fun feature to add to your wheelchair. Fall is one of the best times of the year to enjoy hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Enjoy one of these beverages on a chilly night at a football game and store your beverage in your cup holder!

  • Leg comforters are a combination of a blanket and pillow for your legs. With the upcoming fall season, this is especially comforting when sitting in the cool weather for a football game or just enjoying the change of seasons outdoors. Patricia McLendon of Philadelphia, Pa. designed the wheelchair leg comforter for her mother's comfort. For more information on this product, please e-mail Patricia at csu27438@gmail.com.


For more information on wheelchair accessories, please visit www.customizedmobility.com.

September 6, 2012

Making Memories - Shelley Peterman Schwarz

How adorable is this? Long time Amigo owner Shelley Peterman Schwarz finds unique ways to create memories for her young grandchildren. "I'm trying to plant the seeds of happy memories of Grandma Shelley and her special Amigo," Shelley said. "Grandma's legs may not work, but she gives us rides on her 'magic carpet'." Click the arrow below to watch the video!


For more inspiring posts from Shelley, visit her blog

September 4, 2012

Stop Medicare Waste - Patricia Lay-Dorsey

"I have been a grateful customer of yours for the past 12 years. Whenever I see advertisements for the Scooter store, I want to say, 'No. Don't go there. Go to Amigo instead. They make the best product.' I have said that exact thing to countless people over the years. In today's world, it can be hard to compete with companies that buy truckloads of advertising but do not have the long-term experience or technical expertise that you have at Amigo.

What you have is loyal customers like me, individuals whose lives have been made richer and fuller because of your scooters. I personally cannot imagine what my life would be like today if I had not discovered Amigo in 2000 when I graduated from using a walker to a scooter. I have the most exciting life of anyone I know -- non-disabled and disabled alike -- and it is due in large part to the fact that 24 years with primary progressive multiple sclerosis has not cramped my style at all, thanks to my can-do spirit and your Amigo scooters!

If disabled persons around the world could only see and hear the personal stories of Amigo users, they would flock to you like bees to honey. My story is your story because the Amigo scooter is what gives me the full life I live."

Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Detroit, Michigan
August 27, 2012