Last year at the 2017 Country 105 Caring For Kids Radiothon, we met an incredible little girl named Thea. Thea had been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. The bone cancer in her upper femur had metastasized to her lungs and they had a huge battle on their hands. Thea fought with everything she had and quickly became a favourite at the Alberta Children’s Hospital with her amazing, always positive, curious and determined spirit. You may remember Thea performing a song she had worked on with her music therapist, Jesse, called “He Loves Her Too”.
We were devastated to learn this past fall that Thea had passed away. Everyone at Country 105 was so touched by her beautiful light.
Thea’s school is now doing something to honour her memory and they need your help! Eugene Coste School is competing in the Calgary Hitmen Foundation – Community Restoration Program. The Calgary Hitmen Foundation Community Restoration Program will award a $50,000 grant to a recreational improvement project in one local neighbourhood or community within 50 km of Calgary city limits. Thea’s school is hoping to build a new playground in her honour.
Thea’s mom, Lesley, got in touch with us and is asking for your help to make this dream come true.
Hello Friends!!We need you more than ever, as the girls school, Eugene Coste is in the running to earn a $50,000 dollar grant from the Calgary Hitmen for a community restoration project, in this case the school playground you have already heard so much about!We are so grateful to the many of you that have donated funds to Thea’s Playground Trust, that now sits over $20,000. The additional funds from the Hitmen grant combined with all of the fundraising initiatives at the school will fulfill the wishes of the students, create an amazing community playspace and honor Thea’s memory.
We need your votes, everyday until March 2nd!Check out the Eugene Coste video on the Hitmen site…a labor of love created by some dedicated Eugene Coste parents, staff and kids!!Many thanks and many blessings as we work to make this project a reality!
To help Thea’s family and her school’s dream come true, vote HERE and vote often!
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