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, now ten and not expected to see her eleventh birthday, 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.
The Rheanna Bowl!
The Rheanna Bowl is a local charity event that is determined to make a difference in the lives of children affected by neurological illness. The event is supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through fundraising and promoting awareness specifically for the Neurology Department here in Edmonton.
Rheanna Is a special young lady, we can all agree on that, inspired us to create ‘The Rheanna Bowl’ a foundation that will raise money annually for the Stollery Children’s hospital- Neurological Department.
Always family friendly and for a great cause, the Rheanna Bowl is a tournament style relay race. Teams of six (18+) will race over inflatable obstacles, through some twists and turns, then to other inflatable activities all to win the first ever Rheanna Bowl getting their team name on the trophy and all the glory that comes with it!
Kids activities include: face painting, dunk tank, inflatable castle and much more!
Where: Edmonton Remax Field (the old Telus Field)
When: June 11th, 2017 from 11AM- 5PM
Contact: [email protected]
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