Gator Country Bio Explanation

Originally posted 5/2/2007.
Updated 9/23/2008.

I, Bill Miller, am indeed a Power Wheelchair Bowler. While a student at UF in 1997, I incurred a spinal cord injury and thus am paralyzed from the neck down.  While that's pretty obvious if we were to meet in person, for 7+ years I enjoyed the relative anonymity afforded by the message boards to post like any other diehard Gator fan.  I had 1200 posts on the Scout GC and a few hundred on the GC board prior to the Scout merger.  Now, with the new software and ability to input our own Custom User Title, I decided to let people know I'm a Power Wheelchair Bowler -- specifically a C1-2 quadriplegic with a legitimate 206 high game.  I mention this because Gator Nation reaches far and wide, and most people don't think that power wheelchair users can bowl in true sporting fashion, but we can, thanks to a device that I am actually credited with co-inventing called the IKAN ("I can") Bowler®.  ANY wheelchair user CAN bowl!  And this is real, dynamic bowling, not stationary ramp target practice (the IKAN Bowler is sanctioned for league play -- any league, anywhere -- by the United States Bowling Congress, to compete with or against able-bodied bowlers and/or fellow IKAN users).  Checkout my blog entry titled "Two Videos and a Slideshow on Power Wheelchair Bowling!" if you want to see what it's like.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments... thanks and GO GATORS!

Update: I graduated with honors from UF on August 9th, 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA degree).  I actually completed UF's Online BSBA Program with a 4.0 GPA.  It was important to me to "ace" the Program because I wanted to demonstrate that I can be highly successful despite being vent-dependent and paralyzed from the neck down.  If you want to know more about my educational journey or where I'm planning to "go" from here... click HERE!

Bill Miller :-)
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 206 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
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