in support of his mother Dianna’s battle against Cancer
The Eddy Family have been regulars in the California desert racing scene for nearly forty years. Max Sr and sons Matt and Max Jr have a long list of race accomplishments in District 37, Baja and the AMA National Hare and Hound Series.
Max Jr raced his first Vegas to Reno in 2005, finishing first open expert. He has landed in the top ten overall in every race since then. For 2011, he is also part of the Snap-on Tools Team that is battling for SCORE Class 21Baja championship.
Max Sr circa 1974
His father Max Sr has been racing since 1970 in D-37, SCORE and Best in the Desert series. In 2006, he earned the District 37 Magnum Heavyweight Championship and finished second in class for the Hare and Hound series. Max Sr is now Dianna’s full time Patient Advocate. With seven grandchildren, he stays very busy.
Dianna Eddy was diagnosed with Breast Cancer back in June of 2010. She was in the recovery stage the fall of 2010.It was then that she noticed a large mass in her stomach on the morning of November 22nd .She then went to Loma Linda University Medical Center(LLUMC) for evaluation. The diagnosis was stage 4 Diffusive Large “B”cell Lymphoma Cancer in January of 2011.
The cancer had spread from a football sized mass in her stomach to now include her liver, femur and spine. She was treated four times over the next 3 Months with CHOP Chemotherapy, but to no avail. LLUMC then Started the RICE Chemo treatment on her over the last 2 Months in preparation for a stem cell transplant. After Two RICE treatments at LLUMC, Dianna has been transferred to The City of Hope in Duarte California, in serious condition. Dianna is now having the last two RICE treatments.
She is now awaiting results so she can hopefully have her own stem cells removed. If that is not possible, she is going to depend on her two brothers and sister for a stem cell donor match.
The final option, plan C, is for an unrelated donor match. She currently takes 2 to 3 units of Blood a week just to keep her lab results where they need to be. Dianna Eddy DOB 09/16/1957 Blood type 0+. This will all take place in the next few Months at the City of Hope. Thank You for Your Prayers and Concern “The EDDY Family”