Windows for the Holidays 2008 Winner
Jason & Erika
Jason and Erika Schlicht were chosen as the giveaway recipients after being nominated here on our website. Following is the nomination story submitted for the Schlichts:
“Jason Schlicht and his wife, Erika, are one of the humblest young couples that my wife and I know. They are quick to help others in need in whatever way they can. However, they are not ones to ask for help themselves. It isn’t a pride issue; the Schlichts simply do not like burdening anyone.
But the road the Lord has placed them on has had more than its share of sharp turns in the past year or so – some of them thrilling and some of them downright scary. For instance, Jason and Erika have been blessed with the opportunity to adopt not one, but two newborn children, an opportunity they gratefully seized. However, sandwiched between these special moments has been the discovery of a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer in Erika, a diagnosis resulting in months of chemotherapy and radiation that will continue into the spring of 2009. Needless to say, all three of these life-changing events have had a significant financial impact on the Schlichts, who — it should be noted — are a single-income family. (Erika gave up a very promising career as an engineer to raise their children, Ellie and Jacob). Indeed, the Schlichts’ home has been warmed immensely by the joyful, blessed presence of Ellie and Jacob. Unfortunately, much of that “heat” has been lost through their home’s aging, poorly constructed windows, which I estimate to be at least 25 years old. The windows are in desperate need of replacement.
Yet, this need comes at a time when Jason and Erika simply cannot afford it. I nominate the Schlichts for your Windows for the Holiday’s promotion because they are the most deserving family I know and because they will be the most grateful family you’ll ever meet should they be selected.”