Help Kids Stay in Christian School

We have 3 children in Christian school (Concord Christian in Knoxville, TN) and It's been their tight knit home for the last eight years, since they were toddlers. We feel so strongly  that they need to be there, especially right now.  The last two years have been very shaky ground for us as a family.  my own health (the mom , finally showing improvements but requiring surgeries, while still trying to maintain my profession as a nurse and partial breadwinner for our family, my husband and children being involved in a motor vehicle accident that involved surgery and loss of work time, my widowed mother developing lung cancer and requiring a full time caregiver (me), then Covid began.  And more family that began to struggle out of state who came home for help, which we have been able to provide for them.  when the hospitals shut down in the beginning of covid it knocked me out of work for months with no pay. Then I was finally able to get back and work, to take care of the multitudes who have covid. And now full circle to succumbing to covid pneumonia myself. It only took 2 days to turn in to pneumonia that filled both of my lungs. It's been about 17 days since then and although now I do require oxygen and mostly bed rest, I have been able to maintain not progressing toward a ventilator and that's everything right now. I have medical history that makes it hard to heal so I know this is a long haul. My faith in Christ is strong, I know these trials will come, and I know he's overcome this world already. I know that houses and  cars may come and go, my most selfish intimate prayers are obviously for my families health and safety and they're walk with Jesus. My biggest prayer right now is for my children to have the safety and shelter of their Christian school family Right now in this moment. With The people who have known and loved them for years and the place where they can worship daily, and be lifted up, and have the support system that They so need right now. This may not be where they get to stay forever, And I pray we will move forward as a family and figure that out. But for now, I've decided that it's worth asking for this help right now. If there are those that have the heart and means to help us keep our children in their school until our families crisis stabilizes, then I feel led to let go of my pride, humble myself before the Lord, and ask it in His name! We are several months and several thousand dollars behind at this point,  so any and all donations would go directly to tuition. for Kelton Michael age 11, 5th grade, who is supposed to get registered for his his first middle school step-up preview next week!! Isabella Grace , age 9,  4th grade. And Gavin Paul, age 7, 1st grade.
If you know anyone with a heart for Christian education, please share this! We would be so grateful for any help until I can recover and we can get back on our feet, and maybe pay this forward one day! 
In Christ's love,
Michael and Crystal Burtch

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Organizer

Michael Burtch 
Organizer
Knoxville, TN
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