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 […]

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 […]

Quad Squad Year in Review (2009)

With this year in review, I’ll recap the highlights of the past year for Quad Squad Bowling and share some additional news that isn’t in any of my other blog entries.In January, my young friend Alex McDonald set and reset the dynamic wheelchair bowling record for a male with muscular dystrophy by impressively bowling a […]

Wheelchair User with MD Enters 200 Club with a 201 and 213!

Alex McDonald’s Enters 200 Club with 201 and 213!Last month, my friend Alex McDonald became the fourth IKAN User (to my knowledge) to bowl 200 or better!  That day Alex bowled a 201 to join the 200 Club — and just two weeks later — Alex bowled a 213 to up the record for male […]

Another New Record for Wheelchair Bowlers with Muscular Dystrophy!

My friend and fellow Quad Squad Bowler, 17-year-old Alex McDonald topped his previous best (192, link below) with an impressive 195 at our recent Quad Squad outing.  In doing so, he raised the bar for others with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and increases his World Record for Dynamic Wheelchair Bowling for Bowlers with MD.And he humbled […]

IKAN User Profile: Lilian Strandlund, Florida

Last month I introduced you to Angie Keiser, a delightful, record-setting woman who is 65-years-young.  The person who introduced Angie to IKAN-style bowling was Lilian Strandlund, Angie’s good friend, who is also a delightful, record-setting woman. Born with cerebral palsy that has her using a power wheelchair, Lilian is 59-years-young and has never let her disability […]

New Record for a Male with Muscular Dystrophy!

At Quad Squad bowling this month, 16 year old Alex McDonald set–and reset–the record for power wheelchair bowling by a male with Muscular Dystrophy! Since I’m going to post the verified scoresheet, I have to "explain" Alex’s first game… warm up! Typically speaking, the first few strike attempts and spare attempts, it is a "feeling […]