On October 31, 2016, Rheanna Trepanier was picked up from school complaining of a bad headache, sore eyes, and feeling sick to her stomach. Marissa Trepanier, Rheanna’s mother, brought her into the Stollery where not even an hour later she was rushed into surgery. After various examinations and tests, the family received terrible news. The doctors found four tumors in her brain, the biggest one the size of a golf ball.
Over the next 12 days, Rheanna went through three brain surgeries and a blood transfusion to decrease the pressure in her brain. Days later, on Rheanna’s tenth birthday, she received her Pathology and biopsy results. Diagnosed with tumors throughout her brain; anaplastic oligodendroglioma grade III and glioblastoma grade IV, both aggressive types of tumors leaving her with only months to live.
Rheanna decided to create “Rheanna’s Bucket List” to make the most out of the time she has left. With help from some kind-hearted people that were touched by her story, Rheanna got to tick some items off her bucket list; driving a tank on the army base, dog sledding in the Northwest Territories, meeting Connor McDavid, and tours of news and radio stations are just a few examples of her amazing experiences.
Rheanna is still with us today and she's still ticking items off of her bucket list!
The Rheanna Bowl!
The Rheanna Bowl is a local charity event that is determined to make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by neurological illness. The event is supporting The Kids with Cancer Society. Kids with Cancer strongly believes that comprehensive family centered programs are essential to effectively treat children with cancer. In order to meet the needs of the whole child and their families from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment, survivorship and beyond, programs are developed that address the support, clinical and research needs of our children.
Rheanna is a special young lady, we can all agree on that, who inspired us to create ‘The Rheanna Bowl’ - a foundation that will raise money annually for the different foundations supporting families navigating a cancer diagnosis.
Always family friendly and for a great cause, the Rheannabowl is a tournament style relay race. Teams of 6 will race over inflatable obstacles, through some twists and turns, then to other inflatable activities all to win Rheanna Bowl, getting their team name on the trophy and all the glory that comes with it!
You don't need to race to join the fun! We have a bunch of activities running along side the race, so bring the kids out for a day on the field.
- Live entertainment featuring local bands and dance troops
- KidZone including a bouncy castle, dunk tank, crafts, and more
- Makers Market featuring local makers and crafters from the Edmonton area
- Special guest appearances from local media and sports personalities
- Food trucks
- Silent Auction
Where: Edmonton RE/MAX Field - 10233 96 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0A5
When: June 23rd, 2018 from 11AM- 5PM
Contact: [email protected]