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 […]

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 […]

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 […]