S-League player Adrian Dhanaraj ready to fight Hodgkin's lymphoma
Gombak hardman Dhanaraj ready to fight for his life with new tactics
THIS morning, at 9am, Gombak United footballer Adrian Dhanaraj is set for another big match. Only it will not take place on any pitch, but at Gleneagles Hospital.
The battle is against Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer of the white blood cells. And the prize is his life.
"The first 10 sessions of chemotherapy didn't work entirely," he told The Straits Times yesterday. "It's time to look at other alternatives."
Dhanaraj, who earned two caps for Singapore in 2010 against Vietnam and North Korea, will, starting today, undergo five sessions of high-dose chemotherapy over five days before receiving a stem cell transplant.
A FAN'S BACKING
Adrian is going to play in a final and he will never give up.
- Adrian Dhanaraj's father Peter
TIME'S NOT UP
There's a 70 per cent, that I can be cured.
- Adrian, 28
A POSITIVE GAME
At least I'm fighting cancer in style.
- Adrian on needing a stem cell transplant