One of the Coolest Commercials EVER!

Checkout this YouTube clip for ThinkBeyondTheLabel.com: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV4HUBUMuHQ] Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV4HUBUMuHQ Why is that so cool?  If you didn’t notice, it shows a high-level quadriplegic typing with a mouthstick, and later driving his chair via sip-and-puff (the same method I use). I’ve seen it air on ESPN (i.e. mainstream TV) multiple times. Here’s part of the […]

From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System — Part III

For more on my pursuit of the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS) see Part I and/or Part II. If you’ve followed my blog and pursuit of the DPS, you know I wanted to be using it by now.  However, I still don’t have a surgery date — though one could be coming soon.  Allow me […]

BACK IN LIFE — Zach Weinstein’s Story

“In July of 2005 Zack Weinstein broke his neck while jumping into the Saco River in Maine.  He is now a C5-C6 Quadriplegic.  In service to other quadriplegics, we have teamed up with Zack to create “BACK IN LIFE”.  Our hope is that by sharing Zack’s powerful experiences in this film, it may provide others […]

IKAN User Profile: Ben Lux, Florida

My buddy Ben Lux is one of the original members of our Central Florida area Quad Squad group.  Ben actually had the top overall score for an IKAN User, a 183 on May 10, 2004.  Ben isn’t able to bowl as frequently as he did back in 2004, but he still enjoys bowling when he […]

From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System — Part II

In Part I, I explained why I changed my mind about becoming a Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS) user. Link to Part I . . .After deciding that I want to become a DPS user, I took the next steps of contacting and meeting the surgeon to discuss my candidacy, obtaining necessary medical evaluations, and gaining […]

New Record for Female Bowlers with MD

Peggy Overbey’s 167 Is New Record for Females with Muscular Dystrophy Chalk up the new record as a belated Mother’s Day gift.  At our central Florida Quad Squad Bowling outing yesterday, Peggy Overbey’s Mom, for the first time, got to come watch her daughter bowl.  And Peggy wasted no time in SHATTERING her previous best of […]

IKAN User Profile: Ross Grimball, Louisiana

Ross Grimball emailed me recently wanting some advice on how I pickup the single corner-pin spares (7 and 10, individually).  Ross is a 17-year-old young man who bowls in a youth league, despite using a wheelchair due to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  I was happy to share my approach on those spares, and I also asked […]

From Vent to Diaphragmatic Pacing System — Part 1

I, Bill Miller, am paralyzed from the neck down and ventilator dependent due to a high-level spinal cord injury (SCI) that I incurred in August of 1997.  Though I learned of Synapse Biomedical’s NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS) several years ago, I didn’t feel like it could do much to improve my quality of life.  […]

New Record for Female Bowlers with MD

My friend and fellow Central Florida Quad Squad Bowler Peggy Overbey reset her personal bowling record, which also happens to be the dynamic wheelchair bowling record for females with Muscular Dystrophy.Peggy was somewhat "starting from scratch" because she purchased a new ball, and is/was trying to figure it out at Quad Squad Bowling.So, it wasn’t […]

First-Time IKAN User Sets Female MD Record

Peggy Overbey, a 44-year-young woman who was born with a type of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, bowled remarkably well for a first-time IKAN User, and in doing so, set the initial pace for female bowlers with MD.Peggy is our newest Central Florida Quad Squad member, and when she told me she was finally […]