Skip to comments.In Memorium Christopher J. Klicka, Homeschooling Hero
Posted on 10/14/2009 3:29:47 PM PDT by Marie2
A longtime champion of homeschooling rights around the globe, Home School Legal Defense Association Senior Counsel and Director of State and International Relations Christopher J. Klicka was called home by his Lord on October 12, 2009, at age 48, following a 15-year battle with multiple sclerosis. An attorney, spokesman, lobbyist, and homeschooling husband and father, Chris is survived by his wife, Tracy, their seven children (ages 1121), and his parents, Ardath and George Klicka.
Chris was both a people person and a goal person. He cared deeply about people, but was also driven to always do more! says HSLDA President J. Michael Smith. He was the most determined person I ever met in my life. Even with all the things he accomplished every day at HSLDA, he continually wanted to tackle new challenges and serve homeschoolers in more and better ways. He was so focused on the homeschooling world, but he was also very much focused on his family and dedicated to raising his children.
An integral part of Home School Legal Defense Associations staff for 24 years, Chris was HSLDAs first full-time employee, first executive director, and first full-time attorney. He believed passionately that homeschooling was the best educational method for children and demonstrated that passion in every area of his life.
Chris and Tracy homeschooled all seven of their children. He traveled across the United States (and around the world) defending families right to homeschool and advocating homeschooling. He participated in countless radio interviews on homeschooling issues. He wrote five books on homeschooling, penned numerous articles, and had two more books in progress when he passed away. He lobbied state legislators, U.S. senators, and foreign diplomats to support homeschooling.
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Prayers up for family and friends.
Very sorry indeed. Condolences to his family.
I didn't know he had MS. We have no excuses. Let's go.
Prayers for his family. HSLDA helped my wife and I out once. My heartfelt thanks for all he did go with Chris to Heaven.
R.I.P. Mr. Klicka. He was a real soldier.
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