Adrian is a father to a beautiful little girl, Baylee, and devoted boyfriend, loving son, and great friend to many.
On April 2nd 2017, Adrian had participated in the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k in Philadelphia, a race that he trained and was excited for. After finishing Adrian knew something was off after struggling to finish the race with trouble breathing. He scheduled an appointment with his doctor who immediately sent him for testing.
In a short time, after extensive testings, Adrian was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He immediately started chemotherapy.
His progress during it was outstanding.
After progressively getting better with chemo, Adrian had a PET scan done at the end of August 2017, with biopsys and tests to follow, to ensure all was well enough to start radiation.
Unfortunately, just as Adrian thought he would be shortly celebrating his remission, there was a detour. September 2017, Adrian was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in addition to Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He has been doing a more intense chemo.
After the 9 weeks of Chemo RICE, theCAT Scan had shown the tumor in front of his heart was smaller, but not to the size the doctors had hoped. Doctors are now considering doing a Bone Marrow Transplant. In the month of December, they will be removing his bone marrow. In January he will be admitted for a very strong Chemo that will kill all of his cells. In February they will transfer the bone marrow back into his body to reproduce his cells. Adrian is keeping faith that remission should be the last step after the transplant.
We have created this page to show our support to Adrian and his family during his journey. We ask you to please share his story and page!
Family and Friends of Adrian Nieves