The Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness Scholarship in memory of Cheyanne K. Audet


is awarded to a University of New England undergraduate student in his/her third year of study maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given in descending order of importance to a student who:

      1) Has personally experienced or has a close family member who has experienced a brain aneurysm.
      2) Engages in public outreach regarding brain aneurysm or other brain injury awareness and prevention.
      3) Is interested in a career helping those who’ve suffered brain aneurysm, other brain injuries, or wound care & management.
      4) Is majoring in a field relevant to brain aneurysm, brain injury or wound management.

Cheyanne K. AudetOn October 27, 2011 Cheyanne Karen Audet was suddenly taken from those who loved her after suffering a Brain Aneurysm.

Cheyanne was born in Lewiston on October 13, 1980, the daughter of Karen Gould and Francis Gurschick. Her childhood was shared with her two older brothers, Frank and Sam, and younger sister, Alison. Growing up Cheyanne enjoyed writing, softball, and spending time with ones she loved.

Cheyanne graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta, in 2005, with an Associate’s degree in nursing. In 2010, she went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing thru the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

Cheyanne had been employed at Central Maine Medical Center as a Certified Wound Care Specialist and volunteered with the Ostomy Association. Before Cheyanne’s death, she had become employed by American Medical Technologies as a Clinical Specialist, traveling throughout the state of Maine, educating nurses on best practice for wound care. Cheyanne also obtained her Certified Legal Nurse Consulting Certification, and worked very hard building the dream of owning her own firm.

While Cheyanne was following her scholastic and professional dreams, she was a single mom with two little girls. She then met and fell in love with her husband, Adam Audet, and together they had a little boy, Darion. As a family, they enjoyed many adventures, especially family BBQ’s, camping, and boating, going to daughter Lilyan’s softball games and daughter Abigail’s dirt biking. Cheyanne’s smile and laughter was infectious. She always had a way making family and friends feel very special.

KAT-Walk & Karo-5K LogoIn honor, love, and remembrance, Cheyanne’s family joined the KAT-Walk & Karo-5k for Brain Aneurysm Awareness. Thus, Team Cheyanne was formed. This annual event has grown to embrace many families affected by brain aneurysms and on a beautiful Saturday, every September, we walk, or run, not only to honor Cheyanne, but other survivors, and remember those we have we lost to this silent killer.


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