December 17, 2012

Oscar Pistorious - Definitely Able

Oscar Pistorious, who competed in the 2012 Olympic Games and runs with two prosthetic legs, took on the challenge of racing an Arabian race horse to raise awareness for the "Definitely Able" campaign. The campaign works to eliminate discrimination toward athletes with disabilities. The horse did not stand a chance -- there is no doubt that Oscar is definitely able!

Click on the arrow below to watch the video of Oscar racing a horse!

December 14, 2012

Merry Christmas from Amigo and Ernie Douglas!

Did you receive our Christmas e-card last year? Our 2011 Christmas card featured Amigo owner Ernie Douglas, a jazz musician who lives in Kansas. He even shared a collection of favorite Christmas tunes with us -- click here to see Ernie's renditions of Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Be sure to sign up for our Friendly Wheels e-newsletter to make sure you receive our 2012 Christmas e-card, which features original artwork by Amigo owner Troy Parker! You will also receive our monthly e-newsletter which includes mobility news, inspiring stories and helpful tips. 

December 11, 2012

Stop Medicare Waste - Lorraine Sabo

"Seeing ads about how you can get a power chair or scooter through Medicare and insurance, I decided to call and ask if they had Amigos. They said they had no outlet but asked me a lot of questions. Even though their ads show people going places outdoors, they told me if Medicare was to pay, the vehicle would have to be used inside. I don't understand. I am now 79 years old with rheumatoid arthritis, and though I can still walk with caution in my home with a cane or walker, I cannot take out the garbage, get my mail, go shopping or walk my dog without my Amigo. It seems like they want to trap me in my home.

Until recently, I did not even realize that my Amigo is nine years old. I am now scared to death that it may stop working and Medicare won't pay for another one -- what will I do?

I am asking for your help to find an Amigo outlet in my area that can get me a new Amigo but work with me to have Medicare pay for it. I guess it make me angry that people like me who need a scooter to survive have to beg for help from Medicare while some people are handed things they don't need. 

Thank you for reading this letter, and any help from you to solve my problem would be extremely appreciated."

Lorraine Sabo
Largo, FL
July 28, 2012

December 5, 2012

Medicare Reimbursement - Waste and Abuse

Medicare reimbursement waste and abuse often eliminates the choice for people with limited mobility. Click here to read testimonials from frustrated people who are unable to get the equipment they need. Do you have a story about Medicare reimbursement to share? Send your story to