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PNQ: Playing the weekend for Rhea

Rhea Jansen (in bed with green gown) is surrounded by her Kootenai Elite 16 teammates at a Spokane hospital just before their first match at PNQ. Jansen was diagnosed with lymphoma and began chemotherapy treatment not long after her teammates left to play.

Kootenai Elite 16, consisting of players primarily from surrounding communities on Spokane’s outskirts, dedicated the weekend’s action to teammate Rhea Jansen who was diagnosed with lymphoma the week before and started her first round of chemotherapy treatment the morning the Pacific Northwest Qualifier kicked off.

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