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 […]

New Overall World Record for Dynamic-Style Wheelchair Bowling

Vent-Dependent Quadriplegic Bill Miller Bowls a 255 in a 674 Series I, Bill Miller, am blessed to have actually bowled a 255 and 245 in consecutive games in a 674 series.  The 255 is the new overall world record for dynamic-style wheelchair bowling, and the record for wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries, and also […]

Vent-Dependent Quadriplegic Bowls a 212 and 14th Game of 200+

Recently at Quad Squad Bowling, I bowled my third highest score to date, a 212, which was my 14th game of 200 or better.  That’s not bad, especially considering that I’m paralyzed from my neck down and use a ventilator to breathe.  I share this to show people, especially wheelchair users, what is possible. If […]

IKAN User Profile: Aaron Parker, Florida

Aaron Parker has had a lot of fun learning to bowl and improving his game over the last couple of months.  My new friend and fellow Central Florida Quad Squad Bowler, Aaron’s first game IKAN-style was a 101 on September 10th, which is a good first game.  In his second, he had a 124!  Not […]

Our IKAN Bowler on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition!

My friend, MGT partner, and IKAN Bowler co-inventor Claude Giguere, will help a young adult wheelchair user bowl IKAN-style on the “Keefer Family” episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition — this Friday, October 21, from 8-10 p.m. Eastern on ABC. Edit: you can watch both parts online at these links: Part 1 and Part 2. […]

New Wheelchair Bowling Record for Females with MD

Peggy Overbey’s 179 Is the New Wheelchair Bowling Record for Females who have Muscular Dystrophy My friend & fellow Central Florida Quad Squad Bowler Peggy Overbey set a new wheelchair bowling record for females with Muscular Dystrophy, bowling a 179 last Saturday.  For her scoresheet, click HERE! We had four IKAN Users — two girls […]

Quad Squad Bowling Photos 2011-07-10

We had five IKAN Users, myself included, at Quad Squad Bowling on July 10th.  Youth Group members from First Baptist Church of Umatilla caddied for us. You can view the photos on Facebook HERE (a Facebook account is not required). For details about Quad Squad Bowling and photos from an earlier outing, click HERE. Thank […]

Disability Doesn’t Stop This Valedictorian

I’m inspired by, humbled, and honored to know Audrey Winkelsas.  We met when she became an IKAN User — and she recently graduated from high school as her class VALEDICTORIAN — despite the additional challenges of having Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and using a power wheelchair since the age of two.  Audrey also bowled on […]