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Ward Foley aka “Scarman” Presenter at National Missing Persons Retreat

Project Jason’s 3rd Annual “Keys to Healing” Retreat Welcomes Ward Foley as a Speaker Ward Foley, Author of Thank My Lucky Scars, will be giving his presentation, “A Different Hope”, at the 3rd annual “Keys to Healing” retreat sponsored by Project Jason, an organization which supports families who have missing loved ones.  The “Keys to Healing” retreat will, once again, take place at the Swanson Center near Omaha, NE on August 12-14, 2011.  Registration for the Retreat is now open and  eligible family members of missing persons who wish to attend may now register.  http://projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=9406.0 Project Jason was founded by Kelly Jolkowski after her son, Jason, 19, vanished on June 13, 2001 from Omaha, Nebraska. Project Jason continues to accomplish many things since its inception, including awareness campaigns, changes in legislation, online counseling for families, and the “Keys to Healing” retreat for the support and well being of any family with a missing loved one. Jolkowski says, “I have been blessed during the years since Jason’s disappearance to have had a good support system, faith …

Ward Foley Appearing on The Next Frontier

The Next Frontier With Guest Ward Foley and host Anne Barbano Listen LIVE: http://www.theradiator.org/ Ward Foley, author of “Thank My Lucky Scars” and noted speaker, will be appearing on The Next Frontier with host Anne Barbano on Thursday, June 30 at 6pm ET.  The Next Frontier is a weekly radio show concentrating on those with autism and disabilities. Anne Barbano is the director, writer, and producer of LIVING THE AUTISM MAZE, a film about the difficulty of family life living with autism.  Parents talk in the film about poorly coordinated programs, educators and therapists with no training in autism, and bad advice.  An honest and powerful film, it has helped many to see what it’s like to live with the diagnosis of autism. Ward Foley, affectionately known as “Scarman,” is an author, speaker, husband, father, and friend.  Ward has also been a Little League coach, cross-country bicyclist, and more – all as part of his lifelong campaign to share happiness and peace.   Born with Arthrogryposis, a rare non-degenerative condition, he has  persisted through numerous surgeries, disfigurement and pain.  …