Category Archives: Disability

‘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 … Continue reading

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You Can Empower Yourself in 2017

I feel like I just got hit in the face with a 1-2 punch of profound messages that can inspire positive change for anyone needing or wanting such. The first was a truly profound blog post written by someone in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Quadriplegic misses bowling 300 game by one frame… sort of!

Okay, technically the title of this blog is true. I am a quadriplegic, and I missed bowling a perfect 300 game by two pins in the ninth frame, and wound up with a 264 and 11 strikes. Wait, what? That … Continue reading

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Incredible Three-Game Series Bowled by Power Wheelchair User

Curtis (Curt) Wolff is an excellent bowler, despite having to bowl from a seated position. Curt was an avid bowler – averaging in the 220s – before being afflicted by the West Nile virus, which resulted in him experiencing acute … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Another New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Array

Mike Murach has upped the record he set in February, and I have a feeling he is not done! (Big smile) For now, the bowling record for a wheelchair user driving by head array is 182. You can see his scoresheet … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Rhonda

The last two years, many folks have contributed to successful bowl-a-thon fundraisers to help keep my friend and fellow quadriplegic, Rhonda Reese, out of a nursing home. And I thank you all, most sincerely – collectively it’s been a huge … Continue reading

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New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Array

Another month, another new dynamic wheelchair bowling record. Earlier in February, Mike Murach posted the best bowling score for a wheelchair user who drives by head array with a strong 180. In January, Timo Toivonen set the overall world record … Continue reading

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New MD and Overall World Records for Dynamic Wheelchair Bowling!

Timo Toivonen: 257. That ridiculously good bowling score is now the top overall score in the world for a dynamic wheelchair bowler, and also ups the record for a male with muscular dystrophy. Dynamic just means it incorporates the movement … Continue reading

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