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Area company answers prayer for family in need

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Amarillo, TX - An area company answered a big prayer for one family in need.

"I am very happy, I am blessed. It's nice to come in and the house be warm, not cold. This couldn't have come at a better time," says Michelle Conner, Cozy Christmas giveaway winner.

Living without heat and air conditioning for the past ten months has not been an ideal situation for the Conner family, but it was a sacrifice they chose to make.

"He is fighting his third cancer battle and we go to Denver for his treatments weekly. So with the expense of running the household and then driving up there...food, lodging, everything, well money's tight," says Michelle Conner, Cozy Christmas giveaway winner.

It had been a struggle for them already and they were worried for what may lie ahead.

"With the cold, I have a lot of problems with muscle cramps now," says Richard Conner, Cozy Christmas giveaway winner.

"So that's our biggest thing. In the summer we kind of dealt with it, the cold we were worried about," says Michelle Conner, Cozy Christmas giveaway winner.

Without them knowing, their children nominated them for the Cozy Christmas contest run by Gary's Heating and Air.

They were selected out of 108 residents in need.

"They stood out because you could tell they were working so hard to help themselves," says Paula Ward, Gary's Heating and Air Conditioning.

The brand new heater that was given to the Conner family is specific to their needs.

"A heat pump was something that we chose because they have an all electric house and it will help reduce their utility bills. So they kind of get two for one. It is going to keep every room in the house warm, it's going to be much more efficient," says Paula Ward, Gary's Heating and Air Conditioning.

This long lasting gift is one the Conner's say they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

"That's fantastic that someone reaches out to help someone else. I thank god that he's using Gary in that way," says Richard Conner, Cozy Christmas giveaway winner.

"We also thank our children for nominating us," says Michelle Conner, Cozy Christmas giveaway winner.