Quad Squad Bowling – Things to Know…

We have a local (central Florida) Quad Squad group of friends who get together and bowl regularly. A similar Quad Squad group is being formed in Washington state. FORMATION OF A QUAD SQUAD: Quad Squad is kind of a generic term for a group of us power wheelchair users. Most power wheelchair users function like […]

Yet Another New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Array

Mike Murach has done it again! 🙂 Bowling with family and friends recently, Mike literally rolled to a 190 in his second game. In his email to me with the good news, he pointed out the disparity between his first and second game (113 and 190) and later wished he had another chance at picking […]

Strike for Vets

A bowling fundraiser called Strike for Vets was held earlier in October to help support a spinal cord injury recovery center in Tampa called Stay in Step (non-veterans can rehab there as well). Daniel Bolan, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout with a bowling average over 200, met retired U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret Romy Camargo, […]

25 Things That Surprise the Public about What People with Spinal Cord Injury Can Do

Since this blog is about empowering wheelchair users, I have to share this list of “25 Things That Surprise the Public about What People with Spinal Cord Injury Can Do” from Shepherd Center, a specialty hospital where I rehabbed in 1997. http://news.shepherd.org/25-things-that-surprise-the-public-about-what-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-can-do/ That’s “just” 25 – I’m sure we could come up with quite a […]

A Tribute to Aaron Parker

My friend and fellow Quad Squad bowler Aaron Parker passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of April 24, after a short battle with cancer (I say short because his cancer was discovered approximately 2 weeks before his passing). He is free from paralysis for the first time since July 1, 1981 and […]

Blessings and a Bowl-A-Thon

Below is the body of an email that I wrote to share with family and friends on Thanksgiving. If you read my blog or are friends with me on Facebook, and would like to be on my master email list to which I send occasional updates and things I feel are important, just let me […]

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 […]

Vent-Dependent Quadriplegic Earns Master’s Degree

My blog is about empowering wheelchair users, and I hope that by sharing that I recently graduated with a Masters of Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University, perhaps others will be encouraged to pursue additional education or whatever they desire.  I finished my Bachelor’s degree and earned my Master’s online in accredited degree programs.  If it […]

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 […]

Donations Matched at Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

– Donation-Matching Deadline Extended until November 15th – This blog is about empowering wheelchair users, and one non-profit organization striving to do so is the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF).  They use donations to fund both quality-of-life grants and “cure” research. Until midnight on November 15th, all donations are being matched dollar-for-dollar — with […]