IKAN Have Fun Bowling League – 2017 Quarter 1 – RESULTS!

With the end of March upon us, we are wrapping up the first quarter (Q1: January-March 2017) of our “IKAN Have Fun Bowling League” where wheelchair users (and friends or family bowling with them) can compete from anywhere in the world. I try to have a blog entry each month, and I will edit this […]

Two IKAN Bowler® Users Enter the 200 Club Nine Days Apart

Jesse Collens and Zak Schmoll have not met, and yet they have an interesting connection. They are both wheelchair users who recently joined the “200 Club” for dynamic wheelchair bowling with an IKAN Bowler®. But how they did so is eerily similar… On February 9, 2017, Jesse, bowling in the Northwest US (Washington state) bowled […]

‘This Is How I’ BOWL! :-)

AbleThrive has a ‘this is how I’ campaign to change perceptions of people with disabilities, or different abilities. I am a C1-2 quadriplegic, paralyzed from my neck down and I drive my chair with my mouth via sip-and-puff, and yet I can bowl with the IKAN Bowler®. Here’s my ‘this is how I’ bowl video: […]

Wheelchair Bowling League (Online) Coming Soon!

The IKAN Have Fun Bowling League (Online) is beginning in January, 2017! We want to provide a way for wheelchair users (and friends/family) to have fun in friendly competition from anywhere in the world. PARTICIPANTS WANTED! 🙂 To make it as easy and inclusive as possible, people can bowl at their convenience, and we are […]

Vent-Dependent Quadriplegic Bowls 21st 200+ Game

Many wheelchair users are not aware that a relatively new device exists that enables even people paralyzed from the neck down (like me) to bowl in a way that mimics the able-bodied bowling process.  The IKAN (“I can”) Bowler® attaches to one’s wheelchair and allows its user to setup, and then physically approach and release […]

VIDEO: I Can–The Bill Miller Story

A graduate student at the University of Florida, Belinda Post, asked if she could do a video story on me and our efforts to get wheelchair users (back) in the game of life, especially power wheelchair users.  I agreed, although for several months my voice has been unusually soft, so I’m hard to hear in […]

Steve Kettenhoven enters 200 Club — AND sets CP record!

On February 6th, I “introduced” myself (via email) to Steve Kettenhoven, a Wisconsin man who was awaiting delivery of his IKAN Bowler. I just wanted to offer tips or help to make his IKAN experience as fun and successful as possible, since I’m the co-inventor and overall world record holder (this is something I just […]

Quadriplegic Bowler Aaron Parker Enters “200 Club” with a 202

On January 26th, 2013, my friend and fellow Central Florida Quad Squad Bowler Aaron Parker bowled a 202 and became the 6th IKAN Bowler user to bowl 200 or better (to our knowledge; if you know another IKAN user who has broken 200, please contact me). The 200-Club now consists of these wheelchair & IKAN […]

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 […]