December 18, 2014

Santa Claus Came to Town!


Ho Ho Ho! 

 Santa stopped by Amigo Mobility today and didn’t come empty handed. Bringing presents for students from the Saginaw Intermediate School District, Santa and the kids had a great time together!

What are you looking forward to most this holiday season?

December 17, 2014

Children's Fiction with Positive Images of Disability

Still finishing Christmas shopping? 

The website and mobile app Goodreads lets you track the books you’ve read, the books you want to read and the books your friends are reading. 

Goodreads created a list of their recommended children’s books that show positive images of disabilities. 

Learning about disabilities at an early age helps children be more tolerant and compassionate later in life. Click here to see the books Goodreads recommends!

Our favorite book for kids and adults is Amigo owner Ron Bachman’s Walk This Way. Ron travels the US and Canada speaking about bullying and loving yourself for who you are. Click here to order Walk This Way on Amazon.




December 10, 2014

Toys For Tots at Amigo


After a month of collecting donations for Toys for Tots at Amigo, two US Marines stopped by today to pick up our box full of toys. We hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! 

What is your favorite holiday tradition?


December 9, 2014

Friendly Wheels - Louie on the Go - Accessible Air Travel

Did you receive the December issue of our Friendly Wheels enewsletter?


If not, click here to meet Louie Cowan and read about his accessible air travel tips.

November 20, 2014

Amigo Mobility Book Giveaway WINNER: Marilyn!

Congratulations to Marilyn Miller from St. Johns Michigan! Marilyn was randomly selected to win a copy of Amigo owner Ron Bachman’s new book Walk This Way. Thank you for sending us an example on how you stayed positive during a difficult time:

“I have stayed positive by anticipating needs and making adaptations, including adding a scooter in my life when walking became challenging. A friend helped me with this transition pointing out the advantages of buying an Amigo. I purchased an Amigo, and now, more than 30 years later, am using my third one. Having mobility has been an essential part of my independence and Amigo reliability is no small part of my positive life style.”

We hope you enjoy the book!

Check back on our blog and our Facebook page frequently for more opportunities to win prizes or be featured on our blog.

November 13, 2014

Friendly Wheels- Rolling Around the World

Did you receive the November issue of our Friendly Wheels enewsletter?

If not, click here to meet Sunny Roller and read about her accessible travel tips.


November 6, 2014

Happy Halloween from Team Amigo!

Team Amigo hopes everyone had a safe and warm Halloween! Kicking off with a golf outing at the end of September, Team Amigo fundraised for the United Way of Saginaw County throughout October. Fundraisers included prize raffles, popcorn days, spirit days and jeans days. Team Amigo is always proud to support the United Way!
Associates celebrated fundraising with a costume themed potluck on Halloween. Over 40 employees dressed up in costumes, including Donald Duck, Sony & Cher, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs and more. Which Team Amigo costume is your favorite?

October 30, 2014

Professors Create Souped-Up Toy Cars for Kids with Disabilities

Two professors from the University of Delaware bought battery-powered Jeeps and Barbie cars from a toy store to make mobility and socializing safer and easier for children with disabilities under the age of three.

With there being no similar product on the market, these professors are not only creating the first toys of this kind, they are also providing videos to parents so they can modify their own battery-powered car for their child.

With these adaptive toys, children with disabilities are able to safely keep up with their friends, or even lead the pack. 

Watch the video below and click here to read the article to hear the story on Go Baby Go.



October 7, 2014

Friendly Wheels- Antique Truck Finds New Purpose

Did you receive the October issue of our Friendly Wheels enewsletter?


If not, click here to meet Jimmie Dobson and learn about this special fire truck!


 Photo credit: Yfat Yossifor

September 2, 2014

Team Amigo's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Team Amigo completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week and donated to support ALS of Michigan! Amigo was challenged by Amigo Founder Al Thieme and CEO Beth Thieme to complete the challenge -- click here or on the video below to see the team in action. 

It is wonderful to see such an outpouring of support for people with this devastating disease. Here's hoping the funds raised through the challenge help researchers #StrikeOutALS!

To read more about ALS or make a donation to the ALS Association, click here

June 27, 2014

Barrier-Free Park

Making the public more accessible is a goal of many groups across the country. One of those groups recently announced a new barrier-free park will be coming to Michigan!

Construction is set to begin this summer on the project. The former McKinley Park of Fraser, Michigan will provide an accessible and friendly environment for all.

Click here to learn more about the project.

June 20, 2014

Innovative Mobility: The Tankchair

Similar to the way Amigo Mobility started back in 1968, Brad Soden wanted to find a way for the world to be more accessible for a family member. His wife was injured in an accident and a traditional wheelchair didn’t allow her to fully experience the mountainside on their family camping trips.

After two years of hard work, Soden created the Tankchair. The rugged mobility solution has allowed the world to be more accessible for his wife and many others.

To check out a video of the Tankchair, click here.

June 9, 2014

Friendly Wheels - Walk This Way

Did you receive the June issue of our Friendly Wheels enewsletter?


If not, click here to meet Ron Bachman and learn about his new book!

June 3, 2014

Dear Medicare

Many seniors and people with disabilities are unable to access quality medical equipment and care. For this reason, People for Quality Care has started a website to help share the stories of those affected by Medicare turmoil, and educate the public of the importance of future changes.

www.dearmedicare.com is giving a voice to those who have experienced difficulties with the current policies. If you or someone you know has a story to share, click here to visit their website.

May 20, 2014

Amigo Mobility Center Open House

Many Amigo owners recently visited us for the Amigo Mobility Center open house. Guests were given a tour of the facility and the opportunity to mingle with employees.

Thank you to all who made the drive to come and see us!


May 5, 2014

Friendly Wheels - You Can


The May issue of our Friendly Wheels enewsletter was just released.

If you haven't had a chance to read it, click here to check it out!

April 15, 2014

Rooprai Spinal Trust at the London Marathon

Congratulations to our friends at The Rooprai Spinal Trust for another successful effort in the London Marathon! The 10 members running for Team RST managed to raise more than $43,000 for Spinal Research, an organization working to reverse paralysis.

Amigo Mobility President, Tim Drumhiller, joined the team at the 2013 London Marathon, and also ran in support of RS Trust in the 2013 Berlin Marathon. 

Click here to learn more about this worthy organization.

April 3, 2014

Baby Delaney


At Amigo Mobility, the family business just got a little bigger. 

Jennifer Thieme Kehres and her husband Dan welcomed Delaney Beth Kehres into the world on March 13th.

Congratulations to Jen, Dan, Grandpa Al and Grandma Beth.

The new family is happy, healthy and doing well!

 

Throwback Thursday

It is Throwback Thursday! Check out this anniversary issue of Friendly Wheels from 1998. 

A new issue of Friendly Wheels will be sent out tomorrow. To sign up and receive the free enewsletter, click here.

March 27, 2014

Barbara Gratzke - Accessible Travel

Amigo owner Barbara Gratzke was recently featured in an online mobility magazine!

PN Online interviewed Barbara to learn more about her accessible RV. 

Barbara and her husband, Bill, enjoy traveling six to eight months out of the year. To read the full article, click here.

March 25, 2014

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch


Amigo Mobility International has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business!

Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.

Amigo Mobility is incredibly honored to receive this distinction!