New Wheelchair, New Bowling Setup, Similar Results?

I recently got a new wheelchair, FINALLY, after nearly 17 years of daily use (typically about 13-14 hours per day) from my first wheelchair. My new wheelchair is a Permobil C300, which has the two foot pedals coming off of a single center post, instead of the traditional two side leg rests supporting one foot […]

Vent-Dependent Quadriplegic Bowls 24th Game of 200+

Just to share some of what is possible, despite the need for a power wheelchair and mechanical ventilation, I’m sharing the scoresheet from my 24th game of 200 or better:For anyone new to my blog, what allows me to bowl is a fancy “ramp like” device called the IKAN Bowler®, which attaches to my wheelchair. […]

25 Things That Surprise the Public about What People with Spinal Cord Injury Can Do

Since this blog is about empowering wheelchair users, I have to share this list of “25 Things That Surprise the Public about What People with Spinal Cord Injury Can Do” from Shepherd Center, a specialty hospital where I rehabbed in 1997. http://news.shepherd.org/25-things-that-surprise-the-public-about-what-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-can-do/ That’s “just” 25 – I’m sure we could come up with quite a […]

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 […]

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 […]