Most Challenging Race of his Life

Mark LeRoy Hansen
The most Challenging Race of his Life
Stage 4, Non-small cell, Inoperable Lung Cancer

It will be a year ago this May that Mark was diagnosed with Cancer, the month marking his 63rd Birthday… so not much to celebrate.

Initially, it was thought that he might have a fungus in his lungs, Valley Fever, something common to those who have been in the desert, say racing off-road like he did for most of his life.   This was his Yellow Caution Flag, just as he had begun to start another lap in his life.

After weeks of waiting on test results, biopsy results, and the PET scan, the word was in and our hearts dropped.  CANCER!  The Black "Consultation" Flag had been dropped and everything seemed to come to a screeching halt for the time being. 

We were feeling like he would never get to see the checkered flag again at the end of his race but Mark and his wonderful wife, Sandy, are faithful to God and know that His plan is perfect. 

Mark is being treated with a once daily Chemotherapy pill which side effects are “minimal”.  He will only be able to be on that drug for one more year so even at the onset of his diagnosis, they had already been looking at alternative, non-medical supplements & treatments which are not covered by Insurance and are very expensive. For this cause, we are reaching out to friends, family and the Off-Road Racing Community for help.

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  • Shari Matarelli 
    • $500 
    • 25 mos
  • Malcolm Vinje 
    • $150 
    • 26 mos
  • Alfred Martinez 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
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    • $50 
    • 26 mos
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    • $100 
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Natasha Hansen Beckett 
Escondido, CA
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