IKAN Have Fun Bowling League – 2017 Quarter 3 – RESULTS!

I finally have all the results from the third quarter (Q3: July-August-September 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. If you compare the participation to our previous quarter (Q2) you will see that multiple folks were not […]

A Second 200+ Game for a 65 Year Young Woman with CP

Imagine not being able to physically pick up a bowling ball… and yet, also possessing the ability to bowl legitimately – and do it well. That does not sound possible, right? The IKAN Bowler® (and the help of a caddie) makes it possible for wheelchair users like myself and my friend Lilian Strandlund. Lilian is […]

2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Rhonda

Last February, we had a very successful bowl-a-thon fundraiser to help my friend and fellow quadriplegic, Rhonda Reese, stay out of a nursing home. Roughly two years ago, at the age of 46, she lost both of her parents, and has been trying to do all that she can to keep living in a community […]

7 IKAN Bowler Users and a 23rd 200+ Game

At our central Florida Quad Squad outing on Saturday, September 14th, we had seven different power wheelchair users bowl with an IKAN Bowler.  The reasons for wheelchair use among the seven people include cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and spina bifida.  We also have had people with muscular dystrophy in our group, but not on […]

Victoria Conrad, Succeeding Despite CP

My blog is about empowering wheelchair users… empowering my fellow wheelchair users to seek to improve some aspect of their life, or even their mindset.  A stereotype about us wheelchair users is that for some or many of us, life is a spectator sport.  And that needn’t be. Properly enabled and empowered, the sky is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wheelchair Bowling Records

For anyone new to this blog, you might not be aware that I also maintain a wheelchair bowling records website: http://www.wheelchairbowlingrecords.com The purpose of the site is to share the record achievements of various categories of wheelchair users.  The reason for wheelchair use and the method of chair control describe the people in the record […]

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 […]

New Record for a Female Using Sip-and-Puff

My friend and fellow Quad Squad member Rhonda Reese set a new record for dynamic-style wheelchair bowling by a female driving her wheelchair by sip-and-puff. Rhonda bowled a very impressive 195 — beating her previous best by whopping 25 pins! Rhonda & I have been friends since long before the IKAN Bowler was invented, and […]