A year after their rescue from nearly 10 years of captive abuse, two of the three Cleveland kidnapping survivors are marking Tuesday’s anniversary with thanks and by joining others in the fight to protect victims.
“So much has happened this past year,” Amanda Berry said in a statement coinciding with an honor recognizing her and Gina DeJesus at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Hope Awards in Washington, D.C.
“I have grown. I am strong. And I have so much to live for, to look forward to. The future is bright,” added Berry, 27.