Help for Rhonda

I created a YouCaring donation page for my friend Rhonda.  Rhonda is a quadriplegic paralyzed from the neck down who needs 24/7 around the clock care (like me).  Rhonda recently lost both her Mom and Dad in the span of 11 days.  Rhonda’s Mom (Jackie) was her primary caregiver for basically the last 21 years […]

Belated Thanksgiving Thoughts

It’s still November and I want to use this blog entry to share some belated Thanksgiving thoughts.  I especially want to mention how grateful I am for the many blessings that the Good Lord has given me. Yes, I’m a quadriplegic, and yes, I’m ventilator dependent, but I’m also blessed in many ways.  I’m thankful […]

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 […]

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 […]