Help for Rhonda

I created a YouCaring donation page for my friend Rhonda.  Rhonda is a quadriplegic paralyzed from the neck down who needs 24/7 around the clock care (like me).  Rhonda recently lost both her Mom and Dad in the span of 11 days.  Rhonda’s Mom (Jackie) was her primary caregiver for basically the last 21 years […]

Belated Thanksgiving Thoughts

It’s still November and I want to use this blog entry to share some belated Thanksgiving thoughts.  I especially want to mention how grateful I am for the many blessings that the Good Lord has given me. Yes, I’m a quadriplegic, and yes, I’m ventilator dependent, but I’m also blessed in many ways.  I’m thankful […]

Donations Matched at Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

– Donation-Matching Deadline Extended until November 15th – This blog is about empowering wheelchair users, and one non-profit organization striving to do so is the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF).  They use donations to fund both quality-of-life grants and “cure” research. Until midnight on November 15th, all donations are being matched dollar-for-dollar — with […]

Wheelchair Bowling Records

For anyone new to this blog, you might not be aware that I also maintain a wheelchair bowling records website: http://www.wheelchairbowlingrecords.com The purpose of the site is to share the record achievements of various categories of wheelchair users.  The reason for wheelchair use and the method of chair control describe the people in the record […]

IKAN User Profile: JR Harding, Ed. D., Florida

I know “Dr. Harding” as JR.  He is a rare two-time quadriplegic.  JR has contributed to national, state and local disability policy as a two-time U.S. presidential appointee, seven-time gubernatorial appointee, and a community volunteer for all things related to the quality of life for persons with disabilities. His community work secured $3.5 million of […]

New Record for a Female Using Sip-and-Puff

My friend and fellow Quad Squad member Rhonda Reese set a new record for dynamic-style wheelchair bowling by a female driving her wheelchair by sip-and-puff. Rhonda bowled a very impressive 195 — beating her previous best by whopping 25 pins! Rhonda & I have been friends since long before the IKAN Bowler was invented, and […]

Quad Squad Bowls Over Adversity

Our local newspaper did a nice story on our Quad Squad Bowling group. There’s also an online photo gallery with the story.  But, I must say, I don’t think the face I am making in one of those pictures is my typical “strike face” (smile:). I think I’m cringing because my ball is probably going […]

Records Set for Males Driving by Head Array Control

Brian Keefer’s 159 Sets the Pace for Males Driving by Head Array Control If the name Brian Keefer sounds familiar, then perhaps you’re a fan of the TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  The Keefer family was featured on the show on October 21st, 2011. I wrote about it at this blog entry. Anyway, Brian […]

Meet Bill Miller (Video!)

I learned that people like blogs because they are like having a conversation with the author.  With that in mind, I recorded a 6-minute video to share some about me and to show some of what is possible as a high-level quadriplegic, even while requiring a ventilator: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiVonbXUWcU] Here’s the direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiVonbXUWcU For […]

C1-2 Quadriplegic Is Engaged!

The purpose of this blog is to encourage and empower wheelchair users, which I primarily try to do by showing what is possible when people get involved with a fun, social, recreational sport like bowling.  The benefits of having success bowling can give the user confidence that can carry over to positively impact other areas […]