Last season, word came out that then Cleveland Indians utility man Mike Aviles was going through a difficult time. His daughter, Adriana, had been diagnosed with cancer. It is awful when anyone is diagnosed with cancer, but it really hurts deep when a child is faced with this struggle. Aviles and his Indians teammates took it upon themselves to help support Adriana and her fight against Leukemia by shaving their own heads:
Today it was revealed that now Tigers utility man Mike Aviles’ daughter is cancer-free. What great news. An amazing way to start your Thursday. Here are some reactions around the league:
Michael Brantley was thrilled to hear the news of Mike Aviles’ daughter being cancer free. Said he contacted Aviles through the process.
— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) February 18, 2016
Mike Aviles all smiles in camp. His daughter, Adriana, diagnosed with leukemia last year, had bone marrow transplant, now cancer-free.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 18, 2016
— Clint Robinson (@BatHoarder) February 18, 2016
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) February 18, 2016
We are just as thrilled as everyone else to hear that Adriana is cancer-free. We wish Mike Aviles, Adriana, and the rest of their family the best as they aim to move past this phase of their life.