This Little Girl Throws First Pitch in Baseball Game While Recovering From Leukemia


Having a kid with cancer is tough. It always leaves you worried and stressed as you come in terms with the diagnosis and what it means for your child to go through treatment. Cancer-stricken kids, like any other youngster, have dreams and goals in life that they want to achieve. They too have a picture of the life they want to have in the future. And their parents, in their attempt to be the strength when their kids are at their weakest, do everything for these dreams to come true, just like what Cleveland Indians infielder, Mike Aviles, did with his daughter who has leukemia.

Aviles’s daughter Adriana, who is currently battling leukemia, always wanted to play on the field with his dad. So Mike had a plan to make her daughter happy. Last week, shortly before the Cleveland Indians squared up against the New York Yankees, a little girl stood at the center field and grasped a baseball tightly in her hands. She put her hands up and signaled the crowd to watch carefully, bowed her dead, and tossed the first pitch.

Pictured above is Adriana. By then, she was joined by her twin sister, Maiya, both fitted in a matching dress and sneakers.

Aviles said in an interview with the Associated Press, “I have three girls and a boy on the way. I enjoy just seeing them happy. It makes me happy. That’s what you want to do as a parent, you want your kids to be happy. You don’t want to see them crying. You want to see them always laughing and joking. When they’re having a good time, I’m excited.”


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