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Ward Foley

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January 2009

We are not given a good life or bad life, we are given life and it's up to us to make it good or bad.


I have authored two books, the most recent being, Thank My Lucky Scars, which I published in 2006. In my efforts to help others, I have learned that giving to others is the greatest gift I can give to myself: a gift I unwrap and cherish daily. Thank My Lucky Scars has reached more people than I could’ve ever dreamed. To my surprise, while I initially wrote this book to help people with myriad disabilities, I have been constantly surprised (and humbled) by the responses from so many others: families who have lost children, families in hospice, recovering addicts and those who have lost hope the most, no matt

It's A New World For "Thank My Lucky Scars"

Hi Friends:

Welcome to 2011. Hope you’re all doing well.

Since the publication of my book, Thank My Lucky Scars, in 2006, I have been amazed by the response and blessed to have met so many wonderful people all over the country.

My original motivation for writing this book came from the people who attended my speeches. After being asked time and time again to write a book about my life, I decided... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 17, 2011 15:58 Tags: angels, courage, determination, hope, hospice, inspirational, love, memoir, peace, scarman, ward-foley
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THANK MY LUCKY SCARS (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: THANK MY LUCKY SCARS Ward Foley, aka “Scarman,” survived decades of disfigurement, pain, and suffering. But it was through the death of a close friend that he learned a profound lesson and discovered a secret that changed his life forever. This is a story about finding what you want most, in the most unlikely places, and right under your nose. Share the joy of seeing your own life-and everything around you-in bold new ways.

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message 31: by Alison

Alison Brodie It's lovely to meet such a lovely guy! Hi, Ward.
Can I give you another quote from Mother Teresa? "I know God will not give me anything I cannot handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."
Have a nice day! Speak soon. :)

message 30: by Glenn

Glenn Soucy Hey Ward, thanks for the friendship. I see you like Scifi and Fantasy. Then an I convince you to take a look at Blood Tithe? The first five chapters are free.
Thanks Glenn

message 29: by Jen

Jen Hi Ward! Thanks for the friend invite ;)

Anastasia Hi Ward. Thank you for being my friend.

message 27: by Jee

Jee Anne thanks for the friend-vite, Ward. Looking forward to reading your book! :)

message 26: by Beverly

Beverly Preston Thanks for the connection, Ward!

message 25: by Charity

Charity Parkerson Nice to meet you! :-)

message 24: by Donald

Donald Ross When it is hard to face another day, I think of you and what you say. Helps me get upon my feet, Bless the day that we did meet.

message 23: by David

David Brown Nice to e-meet you!

message 22: by Stuart

Stuart HUGE HELLO, Ward, I hope you have an absolutely wonderful week. I was thrilled to see that you had dropped by. :-))

message 21: by Teresa

Teresa Gabelman Hello Ward! It's so nice to meet you. Looking forward to reading your book! :)

message 20: by Michael

Michael Your story is inspiring, Scarman! Nice to be friends on Goodreads. Best wishes with your books.

message 19: by Kellie

Kellie Elmore Thanks for the friendship, Ward! =) Your book is now on my to-read shelf =)

message 18: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Ward.

Jillian Peery THanks for the add!

message 16: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Ward and thanks for your friendship =)

message 15: by Nely

Nely Cab Hi Ward! Thanks for the add.

message 14: by Stuart

Stuart G'day, (my most favourite) Ward,

Just doing a little cruising here on GR, and dropped by to wish my mate a great day.

Stuart :)

message 13: by Stuart

Stuart Hi, Ward, Delighted to be friends here on goodreads, I am looking forward to reading, 'Thank My Lucky Scars'.

All the best, Stuart

message 12: by Maxx

Maxx Spiess hey whats up

message 11: by Jen

Jen Knox I appreciate the friendship, and I look forward to getting to know you and your work, Ward.
Warmly, Jen

message 10: by Christy

Christy Stewart Hi! It's nice to meet you!

Kittiya Hi Ward! I hope the holidays are finding you and your loved ones well. I just signed on and it's been awhile. I had seen you had recommended a book, can't wait to find and read it. Sounds wonderful, thanks! Kittiya

message 8: by Tara

Tara Thank you for friending me Ward, your book sounds so wonderful, I had not heard of it before but really it's just what I would love to read right now. I'm going to get my hands on a copy -- today! Many blessings!

message 7: by Nikki

Nikki Nielsen Hi Ward :) I'm fabulous, thanks for asking. And you?

Christine Hi Ward, dropped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week
Blessings CJ
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)


Jessie Terwilliger Hey Ward, happy February!

Christine Thanks for adding me Ward, I hope to get to know you better.
Blessings CJ

message 2: by Sherrie (last edited Jan 19, 2009 11:11PM)

Sherrie Well, thank you so much, Scarman! You were a LITTLE early on the bd wish, VERY sweet, and a WHOLE LOT appreciated!! God Bless xo Sherrie

message 1: by E.A.

E.A. Hi ward, I'm happy to be your friend. I watched your video and, WOW. I feel priviledge to know you.

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