Tuesday, December 28, 2010

sorry I`ve benn away...

I have been doing a lot for the holidays and running around making contacts. I have met with the Wayne Art Center and we are going to confirm early in January when we will be able to set up a Painting class for persons with brain injuries. Hopefully, we will be able to arrange a number of classes once a week. I will try to stay more current and will put the information on here...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Possible Job,

I applied and interviewed with a WaWa in my area. I should hear back from them tomorrow.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Job?

I have put an application in with the Wawa in Frazier PA. I am hoping things work out with that. I will try to keep up on here with the progress.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Things are moving slowly,

I have been meeting with people and things look like it could go somewhere but, there always seems to be a delay. I have not lost my vision and I am sure that this will take time. Any help is greatly apprieciated and welcomed.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Busy day...

I have meetings set up for later this week and most of next week. I do have many things taking shape. I still would like to grow thing to make a real difference.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Much is happening...

I have some meetings set for next week and hopefully things will start to move along faster. I have met with some very helpful persons this past week. I do not want to make this look like I am all talk...


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I did receive hopeful email,

I did hear back from a person who should be able to help with funding for my organization. I also have been in contact with a TBI survivor and we will meet and I will see if I can help.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

West coast contact,

I just was emailed and spoke with an organization on the WestCoast of the USA called BIRRDsongs. It is founded and run by another person who had sustained a TBI also and is doing much of the same things that my organization ( Jackwords ) is doing. We are going to further discuss combining the 2.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I have been busy,

I have made some meeting for this week. I have also been working on getting a job with the government and some other places around where I live. Also, I have continued working out with different trainers, at KettleBells4u and the YMCA.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Still searching...

I am still looking for the job that would be the right fit. I have completed an application with FEMA and I will further check out for other government jobs. I hopefully can find the right fit there.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekend update...

Well this past week had some ups and downs. I did find out that I had not filled out the application appropraitly so, FEMA never recieved it. I was looking on the website and found other postings and I will try again ... leave a commennt...


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

One day at a time,

Although life may not seem to move at the pace you may want, the true Art is learning to work at the right speed of that day. And the main point of a lot of what I speak on, is to pace and try not to rush things. A lot of useful happening may be lost if you try to move thing faster than they are willing to progress.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Things are moving along very well...

I am having some meetings coming up. I did fill out an application for F.E.M.A. in Philladelphia. I am going to be having a meeting with Willis Insurance this week. I did happen to meet a nice woman on the train over the weekend but, even though she seemed interested in my non profit, I have not heard back. Life  is going well for the most part...Please, leave a comment,


Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's an interesting life Post T.B.I....

This past week I have been thinking a lot about how different life would have been had I been given the correct medication dosage. I have been on many different medications and dosage levels over the past almost 27 years and there is no way to  even tell now that what I am taking now is "the Best". But, as to how I feel now, I may have what works...


Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Yesterday I went to a birthday party for a neighbor of my mom. While I was there I met some very nice people. I also another nice woman who I found out was a producer for Fox Philly News. Hopefully we will stay in contact.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Weekend with Mom,

Labor Day weekend I went to my mom's place and we had a chance to discuss some important things. It has been a productive, fun weekend. I did have a chance to get in contact with some friends and relitives.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rehab can be a challange,

I am finally working with a trainer that is helping me improve my Gait. Unfortunately, there are many "professionals" who have to get in the way with something I feel is working.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

I will post my rehab...


kettlebells4u | September 01, 2010
Jack Scanlan suffered a tramatic brain injury from a car accident when he was...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

improving Gait

My trainer just posted a video on facebook and I think it's great. I will work on getting it to my blog...


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I started to get stuff for the auction,

The Eagles sent me a couple of items for me to auction off for my organization. I will call some other team to see if I could make a bigger auction...


Sunday, August 29, 2010


This has been a nice weekend and today I will be filling out a job application. I did speak with a friend of mine and he forwarded this app. I will keep you informed on what happens and if I do get the Job in Philly.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Yesterday I had a chance to send an email to my local police department. I am wanting to be able to educate the force on better ways to work and understand disabilities and persons with disabilities. I will stay current with things that transpire with this...


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I am still looking for the right job,

I have been working for a "structured work enviornment" for about a year. This is a place that is offered for persons with disabilities who can not find or are not ready to handle a general population job. Given the fact the the employment is down nationwide, I am just diligently looking for the right fit. I am also still trying to find the right help to start my non profit . If anyone has any job options or ideas for help for the non profit, please email me...


Monday, August 16, 2010

Nice Weekend,

I did have a very nice weekend meeting with a couple friends. I planned to go to lunch on Saturday to my friend/wrestling coach's restaurant. We had a chance to talk about fundraisers and caught up on old times. I will fill more in later...


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A video is being made...

This morning, I met with Gary from Kettlbells4U and we put together a brief clip and he is going to put in some other footage that we taped earlier. This will be a take on my progress of the work we have done with my Gait. When it is finished I will link it to my website and to here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


It's Saturday and I did have a chance to meet with a friend of mine from high school. We did have lunch at the Redstone in Plymouth Meeting. The food was very good and it did seem accible for persons with disabilities. Hopefully we will have some more meetings and I can report on other places.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My processes are comming along,

When I am able to access my account from my computer I will look at other blogs as to increase traffic. I am just getting over a down time and I am less irritated.


I am trying to expand my blog...

I realize that by posting comments on other persons blogs. My friend Gary Linked to my blog and if anyone else has any suggestions, they would be very welcome...


Monday, August 2, 2010

I just had my coffee and Work Out...

The Starbucks was relaxing and my training at the Kettle Bells 4 U in Paoli  is a great way to start my day. Gary is helping me tremendously with my gait and since we are good friends also we discuss other things. I am off to see my shrink and all is going well there ...


Friday, July 30, 2010

Hi everyone,

I was just at the Paoli Starbucks (15 East Lancaster Avenue Paoli, PA 19301-1401 (610) 722-5744 ) like I am often virtually every morning. I do feel that this is a very friendly place and the workers are very kind to persons with disabilities. At times the parking may be a difficulty but, the store and the staff are very accessible and approachable. Tell them Jack sent you...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The History Channel ...

I have been watching The Universe series on the History channel on cable and the topic of space travel interested me. Bigelow Aerospace was mentioned and now I think I will give them a call to see if I could be a 'test subject' for head injury in space... Look out Will Robinson...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Focus is a BIG need...

One thing that happened today was that I did not give propper importance to all of the issues I had on my plate and in doing that I skipped doing something that I need to do every day. I woke up this morning, shaved, showered, got dressed ( thank God for that one...) and went out for coffee. I had forgotten to take my daily meds. I was too focused on thing that I wanted to do later in an interview and had to call a wonderful person who was able to bring them to my 'job'. Of course everyone does not have to worry about medication but, it is really any activity that you routinely do daily or weekly and the importance of keeping that on your schedule. However much you may think 'Oh I'll remember THAT'.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My new trainor and I are working well...

We are working on improving my gait and most of my training in the past was stongly focused on my making muscles stronger. I am working with Gary 3-4 times a week and since we are processing new ideas for improvement, my gait is getting better at a faster rate. Of course the usage of the Walk-Aide did assist my left calf muscle has almost returned to its origional size.

More time to add posts,

As things have been going, I have not had time to leave comments and I am sorry. I was recently able to work out a couple of set times. So I will now be posting more.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Last night was Quizzo...

I went out last night, early this morning to play some trivia games. There were relatives and friends there. I did get to the game at around 6pm and it did not start until 10pm. I like to go to places early because, you never know who you will meet. I was able to meet some very nice persons and hopefully they will stay in contact.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

many things

I am no longer pursuing massage for the time being. I am looking now to take an art appreciation course. I am also working with a new trainer who is very helpful. We are working on fine tuning my gait. My friend is also interested in helping me with my non profit and I do have some very important meetings coming up.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

I have been going through some crazy times. I am looking to get in to massage therapy training starting in July. This has been an interest of mine my whole life. I have met with Cortiva and things look like a go. I will try to keep you informed..


Monday, April 5, 2010

My interview with WHYY just came out this past Wednesday. It seems to be helping me in a lot of ways getting my message out. I hope you have 3 and a half minutes to lister to it and tell me what you think.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Today my interview with WHYY Radio Maiken Scott was aired this morning and after noon. I was very happy with it and I hope you all like it also. If you have a couple of minutes you can listen to the radio piece, if you have more time you could also watch my TV show. If you want you can contact me...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tredyffrin township public access TV has enabled me to air programs that, I hope, will change the overall viewing of persons with disabilities. My first show was an introduction to who I am and where I strive to go with the futures of disability relations and acceptance. The acceptance needs to move forward, in a positive way, of course for the persons with the disabilities but, also for the ‘non disabled’ community. This can be done by others not feeling uneasy when around persons with disabilities ( Because, our disabilities are NOT contagious!) I was able to put out a new show with my friends Shane, Justin, Scott and Gene about the Fighting Back program. This program has helped me and many other persons continue to move ahead with their recovery. I look to doing many more shows to help with recovery and acceptance. Please, if you have the opportunity, watch JackWords on public access. If you are not in this serving area I will get the links to see the from this site as soon as I can.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I have been in contact with Maiken Scott from WHYY radio and she said that her story should be out soon. I would hope this brings more attention to working with recovery from traumatic brain injury. Thank you please comment here or contact me

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I am currently looking for some part time work and as a "person with a disability", with the economy as it is, things are difficult. I have been looking around my Paoli area for possible leads on figure modeling. If anyone may know of any artist or art organizations that would have a need, please contact me at jackwords@live.com or leave your comments here...Thank you.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I have been very busy in trying to get things in order for my non profit organization. I am now calling around to colleges and seeing if I could get help with operation my organization. A lot of opportunities are out there, I just will need to put it in motion. I have been in contact with 3 persons who are willing to be on my board. Now, I just have to wait for the 501 c3 status. Please feel free to post a comment.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I did have a lot of things go on this week. I did have an interview with WHYY radio for a story on life after a traumatic brain injury. Maiken Scott said she should have story program out in a couple of weeks. I also had a meeting with a non profit incubator service. Things are happening with what I am trying to get out. Please, leave a comment...