Marti Clair Book Cover

Marti Claire Science Gal

By Marta Hansen

ISBN: 978-1-942586-69-2


When Marta was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer we, as her parents, vowed we would do anything within our power to make everything better and try to get her cancer into remission. Unfortunately, rallying around her and getting her state-of-the-art cancer treatment was not enough. Her cancer was too advanced and aggressive. She passed away in January 2017.

One day, as we sat in the cancer center at the Mayo Clinic in La Crosse, we discovered a brochure describing a program, Oasis Fund. It is a fund available to local cancer patients in financial need for, among other things, groceries and transportation to get to or from clinic appointments. It really hit home … not everyone has family or friends to help out. We decided on that day that cancer treatment was stressful enough. If there was such a need amongst local residents we wanted to help to make life easier as patients went through cancer treatment.

Fast forward to the publishing of this book. It is meant to be a silly book of science ‘facts’ as seen through the quirky,  comedic side of Marta. We want everyone to remember her and smile or laugh when they read what she wrote. With each book received we hope you will, in turn, make a donation to the La Crosse Mayo Clinic Oasis Fund in Marta’s name. She would be so happy to know she is a published author and was able to help others at the same time.

Thank you for your generosity.

Tim and Linda Hansen

Please send donations to:

Oasis Fund
c/o Sue Newman, Oncology Social Worker
700 West Avenue South
La Crosse, WI 54601

32 page softcover, 5.75 x 8.75 inches


This is Marta Hansen’s first published work, unfortunately, posthumously. Marta passed away in January 2017 of kidney cancer. ‘Marti Claire Science Gal’ started as Facebook posts about random scientific facts. All are tongue in cheek. Anyone who knew her will appreciate her timeless sense of humor. Enjoy, laugh and shake your head to ask, “How did she think of that?”