Lilian Strandlund’s IKAN Bowler® Testimonial

My friend Lilian Strandlund is a delightful woman with cerebral palsy who is 64 years young. About five years ago, she met my Dad, Jim Miller, at a Toastmasters speaking group. Lilian uses a power wheelchair due to her CP, which also affects her speech – yet that didn’t stop her from joining Toastmasters and […]

7 IKAN Bowler Users and a 23rd 200+ Game

At our central Florida Quad Squad outing on Saturday, September 14th, we had seven different power wheelchair users bowl with an IKAN Bowler.  The reasons for wheelchair use among the seven people include cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and spina bifida.  We also have had people with muscular dystrophy in our group, but not on […]

Help for Rhonda–Updated

Rhonda is doing pretty well, but without the collective generosity of others, she will likely have to move to a nursing home sometime in 2014 when she’s either 47 or 48. We just updated the goal amount for her fundraiser to $90,000.  We’re hoping that is a fairly feasible goal.  Originally we estimated the amount […]

Victoria Conrad, Succeeding Despite CP

My blog is about empowering wheelchair users… empowering my fellow wheelchair users to seek to improve some aspect of their life, or even their mindset.  A stereotype about us wheelchair users is that for some or many of us, life is a spectator sport.  And that needn’t be. Properly enabled and empowered, the sky is […]

Vent-Dependent Quadriplegic Bowls 21st 200+ Game

Many wheelchair users are not aware that a relatively new device exists that enables even people paralyzed from the neck down (like me) to bowl in a way that mimics the able-bodied bowling process.  The IKAN (“I can”) Bowler® attaches to one’s wheelchair and allows its user to setup, and then physically approach and release […]

Vent-Dependent Quadriplegic Earns Master’s Degree

My blog is about empowering wheelchair users, and I hope that by sharing that I recently graduated with a Masters of Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University, perhaps others will be encouraged to pursue additional education or whatever they desire.  I finished my Bachelor’s degree and earned my Master’s online in accredited degree programs.  If it […]

VIDEO: I Can–The Bill Miller Story

A graduate student at the University of Florida, Belinda Post, asked if she could do a video story on me and our efforts to get wheelchair users (back) in the game of life, especially power wheelchair users.  I agreed, although for several months my voice has been unusually soft, so I’m hard to hear in […]

Man Paralyzed for Over 31 Years Bowls a 209

My friend Aaron Parker bowled a 209 on March 23rd, 2013.  Many people have bowled that well before, but not many — if any — who have lived with paralysis for more than 31 years. Aaron has been a C7 quadriplegic since July 1st, 1981.  He is paralyzed from his chest down and thus uses […]

Steve Kettenhoven enters 200 Club — AND sets CP record!

On February 6th, I “introduced” myself (via email) to Steve Kettenhoven, a Wisconsin man who was awaiting delivery of his IKAN Bowler. I just wanted to offer tips or help to make his IKAN experience as fun and successful as possible, since I’m the co-inventor and overall world record holder (this is something I just […]

Quadriplegic Bowler Aaron Parker Enters “200 Club” with a 202

On January 26th, 2013, my friend and fellow Central Florida Quad Squad Bowler Aaron Parker bowled a 202 and became the 6th IKAN Bowler user to bowl 200 or better (to our knowledge; if you know another IKAN user who has broken 200, please contact me). The 200-Club now consists of these wheelchair & IKAN […]