Set back for young rallycross star in fight with Leukemia
Young rallycross star, Troy Dowel, has suffered a setback in his fight against Leukemia.
According to a post on Troy’s official Facebook page today, his condition hasn’t improved.
“The update on Troy’s condition is not good. Unfortunately the Induction program to kill the cancer in Troy’s body has failed to remove all of the Leukemia Cells,” Troy’s father, Justin, said.
“The latest genetic screening has shown that Troy has Hypodliploidy which is a very difficult form of Leukemia to kill. His Chemo program has now been intensified to a level the doctors hope will get him into remission within this next faze over 5 weeks.
“If not the program will be repeated and if successful Troy will undergo a full Bone Marrow transplant. Although the doctors are confident it will be successful he will suffer some very difficult side effects and will have a severely depleted immune system.
“I would like to thank all of you that have wished Troy well as he continues his fight. We are all remaining positive and firmly believe that he will one day race again and reach his full potential in World RX2.”
RallySport Magazine again wishes Troy all the best in his fight against this disease, and hope to see him back behind the wheel of a rally car very soon.