"We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given life.
And it’s up to us to make it good or bad."   

Ward 'Scarman' Foley


One of my greatest accomplishments in life was not overcoming my birth defects from arthrogryposis and the ensuing physical pain from surgeries and assorted mishaps, but surviving the accompanying bullying and humiliation and ultimately learning how to accept and to love myself. From this acceptance I then created Scarman, a blank doll that would allow children to draw their own scars on while hoping they begin to love and accept themselves just the way they are. Scarman was created from some of my scars, but he represents all of us. We all have scars. Some we can see and some we can't.
Scarman is about empowering children and adults alike to see a glimmer of hope in the darkest of places. Especially from within. We all have scars, some you can see and some you can’t. Helping others to feel so-called normal just the way they are. Being proud of themselves, their struggles and every single scar. Spreading a message of hope, courage and self-acceptance while providing support, friendship and unconditional love.
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Team Scarman
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