All posts tagged: Ward Foley

Omaha’s Project Jason Sponsors the “Keys to Healing” Retreat for Families of the Missing

Nebraska Missing Persons Organization Holds Annual Retreat The Project Jason Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Keys to Healing Retreat will take place August 12-14, 2011. The retreat is open to family members of missing persons whose cases are listed with law enforcement agencies in North America. Classes offered during the retreat will cover all aspects of living in the “not knowing,” with a focus on mental, spiritual, and physical healing. The Keys to Healing will again take place at the Swanson Center, a spacious, comfortable, and scenic retreat center near Omaha, NE. The entire center has been booked to ensure the most private and peaceful of experiences for the attendees. Founder and President of Project Jason, Kelly Jolkowski, says, “We who live with the unique reality of having a missing loved one know the difficulties we face in this situation. We know the emotions and the frustrations. None of us living with what is called “an ambiguous loss” knows how long this journey will last, so it’s important that …

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.  …

Ward Foley, Movie Star! Well, “You Just Have to Laugh!”

The Northwest Burn Foundation in Seattle, WA is presenting a special screening of the documentary, “You Just Have to Laugh” on Saturday, May 14. As the old adage says, “laughter is the best medicine.” Those who recognize and embrace it seem to somehow overcome the speed bumps tossed in their way, and miraculously find themselves in a position to help others.  Ward Foley, known affectionately as “Scarman,”  is such a person.  Speaking nationally to various types of audiences, Ward Foley is one of the “stars” of the documentary by Comedian David Naster. Foley, born with Arthrogryposis, a rare non-degenerative condition,  has  persisted through numerous surgeries, disfigurement and pain.  Through his book, “Thank My Lucky Scars,” readers learn about a man who has been able to overcome adversities on a daily basis, and reach out to others with hands that are crippled and in pain, but filled with love and inspiration. (To purchase your copy of “Scarman” please visit the website:  www.wardfoley.com) When life hands you pain or adversity, it doesn’t mean that it’s over!  Whether …

ImaginePublicity is So Proud to Have Ward Foley! Welcome!

Ward Foley, also known to millions as “Scarman,” is the newest client of ImaginePublicity.  We are happy to represent Ward and share with the world the wonder of Ward’s message. Born with Arthrogryposis, a rare non-degenerative condition, he has  persisted through numerous surgeries, disfigurement and pain.  But that didn’t keep Ward from living, and, in my opinion, made him the “character” he is today.  Ward has given many presentations and speeches over the years to all age groups around the country and Canada.  His sense of humor, along with his faith,  made these speeches unforgettable to his audiences.  He offers a message of hope and possibilities of a better life which isn’t left behind in an auditorium, but carried with the listener, enabling them to see beyond their own limitations and reach higher to be the best they can be. Ward is the author of “Thank My Lucky Scars,” which not only tells the story of his life and it’s literal ups and downs, but how he has overcome and embraced his disabilities and used …