During the season of Advent we are mindful of our waiting for Jesus’ birth. While we are anxiously waiting, we are also aware of the many ways in which we can prepare our hearts to welcome Jesus. The students have used their God-given gifts and talents to create original Christmas cards for Levi Schwantes and his family.
The K-5 students will be enjoying a movie, popcorn, and wearing pj’s on Friday, December 22nd. The students can bring in their own 20 ounce or less drink from home. A free will donation of $3.00 is appreciated. All the proceeds will go to help Levi and his family. All money needs to be turned in to your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, December 22nd. If your family is unable to contribute at this time, your child will still be able to participate. Please read below to learn more about Levi.
Levi Schwantes, son of Karissa and Dan, was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. This means that his left atrium and left ventricle are underdeveloped and blood cannot get pumped to his body correctly. Levi has had 2 of 3 open heart surgeries in his first three months of life to re-route the blood flow. He may need more surgeries during his life. He requires very extensive medication, around the clock care, feeding schedule, and many, many appointments at Children’s Hospital.
Despite all Levi has been through, he is incredibly loving and happy. He melts the hearts of everybody he meets with his gigantic smile.
All free will donations will benefit Levi and go towards medical bills, living expenses for a one-income household, and a savings account for Levi for his future medical expenses that he will have during his lifetime.
4th Grade Teacher