My name is Jessica Cherwick (for those who attend the Arnold Classic may know my dad
Johnny Cherwick) and Tony Nowak was my uncle, my godfather, my role model, my friend, and
the strength for my family.
I want to thank you all for what you all have been saying about our Tony. It is a
shocking and tragic moment in all of our lives, but thank you for expressing your happy
memories about how he has made a difference in your life.
My uncle will always mean the world to me. He has taught me so many things in life and he
is the reason for how I am and who I am. I love him so much. He is the most generous,
strong, outgoing, loving, determined, hard working, and comical man who was filled with
such incredible wisdom. I am so lucky to have been so close to someone so amazing in my
life and I will continue to keep his spirit alive through my actions.
I am grateful for his positive presence in my life and it brings tears to my eyes to see
how many other lives he has touched. Thank you for sharing. It really helps.
Please say a prayer for him and our family and if anyone would like to share some stories
about him with me, I would appreciate that.
From my family and myself, we thank you kindly.
I want to leave you with something he wrote in my graduation card in November 2009.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have always imagined."