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Gina DeJesus throws out first pitch at Akron Rubberducks game Sunday

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AKRON - A special moment in Akron on Sunday as Gina DeJesus threw out the first pitch at the Rubberducks game.

DeJesus has a special connection with the Rubberducks. Back in 2011, she was featured on the then 'Akron Aeros' team poster to bring awareness to missing children.

DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight were held captive by Ariel Castro for more than a decade. They escaped from his Seymour Avenue home on May 6, 2013.

Gina's family attended the game as well to support her. Her mother also threw out the first pitch at a game in 2011 to bring awareness to missing children.

More on the women’s amazing survival here.