In Memory of William A. “Bill” Miller
This past December we posted a photo of Bill Miller on our LovExtension Facebook page in his motorized wheelchair decorated for Christmas. Little did we know, or even suspect, it would be Bill’s last Christmas. Bill passed away on March 22, 2022, of a massive brain tumor a week after learning his fate.
Bill served as Chairman of our LovExtension Board of Directors, was responsible for our LovExtension website, and LovExtension Facebook page.
What some of you may not be aware of Bill was a C1-2 Quadriplegic on a ventilator. He had a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Masters in Entrepreneurship, a motivational speaker, and an adjunct professor.
Bill was the co-founder of the IKAN Bowling ramp that allows people in motorized wheelchairs to bowl. His personal highest bowling score was 255, and his second highest score was 245. He was the head of the Quad Squad Bowlers. Bill was also in the process of writing a book.
Some people might think a person paralyzed from the neck down and on a ventilator was “disabled.” He definitely was not! One thing we learned from working with Bill and the Quad Squad, everyone can do something! They may have to go about it in a different way, or a little slower, but there is something they can do! Here are just a few things that members of the Quad Squad accomplished that we know of: Lilian has written several children’s books, Rhonda witnesses to others in similar situations and make visits to them, Aaron, would load up in his customized van and go visit and pray with people in the hospital and nursing homes, Brenda worked with the Boy Scouts and helped in her church, and Doug is head of a nonprofit that takes people out on pontoon rides and other activities. They could have sat back and had their own pity party, but they chose to make a difference!
Bill “rest in peace” and enjoy every moment walking, running, and breathing without a machine. Thank you for your service to LovExtension. I will end with your favorite words to everyone “no worries.” God Bless