Hospice organizations cite Adrian's Story The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Florida Hospice and Palliative Care both have cited Adrian's Story and the supporting social media effort to share Adrian's legacy to hospice as a creative and innovative portrayal of hospice care through a patient's eyes.
NHPCO awarded Adrian's Story second prize in the social media video category of its 2011 Creative Arts Contest. The national organization noted that the video "shared many valuable lessons about hospice in a very moving and positive way."
FHPC awarded Adrian's Story its 2011 Award of Excellence in community outreach innovation. The organization of Florida state hospice organizations said of the community engagement campaign:
"Adrian's Story is a groundbreaking video of a Treasure Coast Hospice patient talking about and depicting the improvements in his quality of life under Treasure Coast Hospice Care. The project team first identified the conditions under which it would undertake a patient testimonial and then adopted a watchful readiness until the opportunity presented itself. The result is a compelling video that is achieving the goal of deepening the engagement of key audiences with Treasure Coast Hospice.... Adrian left as his legacy to hospice his articulate portrayal of how Treasure Coast Hospice 'gave me my life back.' "