Dunn had been in contact with Arencibia before, originally meeting him on October 3, 2012, a few days before she had major surgery. The two stayed in contact frequently. Arencibia has been proud of every battle she has faced. He was the first to congratulate her in April when she officially defeated cancer and did not hesitate to invite Jess to join him on the field before batting practice this past Opening Day.
At the end of the day, J.P. knows that baseball is just a game and that there are much more important things in life. He is doing us all a great service by celebrating what truly matters. Thank you, J.P., for showing us that and congrats again to Jess Dunn on her victorious battle!