Cleveland Indians players, coaches shave heads to support Mike Aviles, daughter Adriana
Cleveland Indians players and coaches including Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes and Mickey Callaway have saved their heads to support Mike Aviles and his family; Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed recently with leukemia.
From Wednesday’s broadcast:
It began with only a handful of players during the Indians’ last road trip. Slowly, more and more members of Cleveland’s team and staff began joining the cause, shaving their heads as a collective show of support for Mike Aviles‘ young daughter.
Earlier this month, Aviles’ 4-year-old girl, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia and has a tough road ahead in battling the disease. Aviles said Adriana laughed at her dad when he buzzed his hair and said he looked funny. As more and more people have followed with closely cropped hair, Aviles has felt overwhelmed.
“It means a lot for me,” Aviles said on Wednesday morning. “It goes without saying, everybody in here has families, and they know how it is. It’s a tough time, but to know that my team, the coaching staff, everybody, is on my family’s side and my little girl’s side, it helps out a lot and makes me feel good.”