Living on Sunshine


Special Artistic Merit

In March of 2001, Ms. Leiker was disabled by Scleroderma. Work had become impossible due to the disease and days were left empty and seemingly without purpose. Indeed, when God closes a door, he opens a window. As the disease would allow, she began to devote time to painting. Ms. Leiker says “When I get into a painting, it helps me put the pain and frustration of scleroderma on the back burner. I think of the painting and forget about me.”

By Sharon Leiker

Age: 59
Disease: Scleroderma, Celiac sprue, Fibromyalsia
Submissions: 2
Date: February 13, 2013
City: Wichita
State: Kansas