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 […]

A New Record and the Real Meaning of Handicap Zero

Bill Miller’s 223 and 12th 200 Game — and 564 Series At Quad Squad Bowling recently, I bowled my top score ever — a 223 — and my second best series of three games — a 564.  Did you know that I’m paralyzed from my neck down and ventilator dependent?  And my that score is […]

Quad Squad Bowling

Our “Quad Squad” is a group of mostly power wheelchair users who get together in Central Florida and bowl (usually twice a month) using the IKAN Bowler.  (The IKAN Bowler is an empowerment device that attaches to the front of almost any wheelchair — it’s fun, therapeutic, and legit: www.ikanbowler.com.) We usually have between 3-5 […]

Civitan Clubs Use IKAN Bowler to Help People with Disabilities

The Mission Statement for Civitan International is: “To build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.” Source: http://www.civitan.com/template.php?t=sr&id=101 Civitan members in Louisiana were excited to learn about the IKAN Bowler and how it can empower wheelchair users […]

What’s Coming in 2011

The two main things I want to profile on my blog in 2011 are: (1) IKAN User profiles from people around the U.S. and World, and (2) further chronicles of my pursuit of the Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS). Wheelchair users around the U.S. and also some abroad, mostly in Europe, are enjoying dynamic bowling with […]

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 […]

A New Record for Male Sip-and-Puff Wheelchair Bowlers!

At Quad Squad Bowling recently, I bowled a 221, which beat my previous high game (206) by 15 pins!  🙂I must say, I had quite a bit of good luck.  I opened with a spare, then four consecutive strikes, followed by two open frames, then three consecutive strikes (the third strike was the first ball […]