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 65 years young, and has used a wheelchair for more than half of those years due to cerebral palsy. On April 1, 2015 she bowled her second game of 200 or better – a 202 in her women’s league – and that is not an April fools joke.

Lilian, among other things, is also a mom, wife, artist, children’s book author (the previous link has both, and here’s  the first and second on Amazon), and college graduate – and her 215 makes her a world record holder in several categories of bowling.

The goal of bowling (for most folks) should be to have fun, and potentially be competitive. Good scores are relative to the bowler, but bowling 200 or better is particularly noteworthy for a wheelchair user. To my knowledge, seven IKAN Users are in the 200 Club.

Here is Lilian’s scoresheet (click to enlarge it):

Lilian Strandlund's 202 – her second 200+ game

Way to go Lilian! :-)

Bill Miller :-)
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 255 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
My blog: https://powerwheelchairusers.wordpress.com
Business website: http://www.ikanbowler.com
Personal website: http://www.lookmomnohands.net

About billgator97

I started this blog to highlight how wheelchair users, especially power wheelchair users, are being empowered through sport, in particular: dynamic wheelchair bowling. It's actually bowling that emulates the able-bodied bowling process, i.e. setup, then physically approach and release the ball upon stopping short of the foul line. I happen to be paralyzed from my neck down, and ventilator-dependent, yet I've actually bowled 24 legitimate games of 200 or better. I say that NOT to brag, but to show what is possible and make the point that ANY wheelchair user who can safely operate their chair, they can bowl (I helped invent a device that makes it possible). Please look around and feel free to ask any questions! Thanks and God bless!
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