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Last updated September 11, 2014


"Gina & Amanda, thanks for being my companions and best friends for the 11 years we were together. 

May God bless you for all the years you are free."

- Michelle Knight

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MICHELLE'S BOOK CAME OUT MAY 6, 2014 -->  VIEW DETAILS & ORDER NOW!

Michelle Knight, the first of the three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life.
 
Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. 
 
Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken.
 
In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.

                              - Weinstein Books

You know, I look to these things, and these people just so inspire me. And I wonder sometimes where they find the strength; I think we all do. I think it comes from a higher-power. but Regardless of where you think it comes from, we can all agree that these stories lift us, make us better. Last year, the world heard a story that words could barely describe. It is a story of hurt beyond anything we can imagine, but it fortunately doesn't end there.It is also a story of three women who could found an inner-strength and a courage that brought them through and sustained them. No one rescued them; they rescued themselves. First by staying strong, and by sticking together, and then by literally breaking out into freedom. It is because of that courage that I'm humbled to present the 2014 Ohio Courage Medals to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. Three extraordinary women who -- despite having the worst of the world thrown at them, rose above it -- emerged as victors, not as victims.   


                 - Governor Kasich

                  

                   (transcribed by CKIA)

A BOOK ABOUT THE CLEVELAND KIDNAPPINGS WAS PUBLISHED (11/20/13)

READ EXCERPTS:

 PROLOGUE & CHAPTER ONE

THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF AMANDA'S DAUGHTER


NOTE: AMANDA, GINA, & MICHELLE DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE WRITING OF THIS BOOK!

 
 
 

SORRY, MEMBERS ONLY!

*UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE*

 
 
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SPECIAL THANKS:

Thank you to all the major news networks—- especially to The Associated PressCNN, BBC News, NBC NewsFox News, ABC NewsCBS News.  


We would also like to thank CNN en EspañolNBC Latino, TelemundoUnivision, & Google Translate =) 


Endless gratitude and fuzzy feelings for the the following local news stations for continually providing the public -- as well as their major network affiliates above -- with phenomenal, prompt reports: WKYC Channel 3 News, WEWS NewsChannel 5WJW Fox 8 News, & WOIO 19 Action News.


We bow down in awe of-- and out of respect for—- The Cleveland Plain Dealer for years of gut-wrenching coverage & continued dedication to providing truly comprehensive news reports. 


We adore Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, their families, the innocent members of the Castro family, and everyone who has been impacted by the Cleveland kidnappings. 


Nancy Ruiz, Beth SerranoAngie Gregg, & Anthony Castro

We idolize your warmth, strength and composure. 


Love, CKIA

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CLEVELAND COURAGE FUND
cleveland courage fund

Created by Cleveland City Council members Brian Cummins, Matt Zone, and Dona Brady after the discovery of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, the Cleveland Courage Fund is a reflection of the amazing generosity and support offered by people not only throughout Northeast Ohio, but around the world as well. The fund, named for the fortitude shown by these women, directly benefits Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry, and Amanda’s daughter.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP 

(1) MONETARY DONATIONS

(a) ONLINE DONATIONS 

Please click HERE to make an online contribution to the CCF.
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(b) USPS MAIL

Please make checks payable to

"The Cleveland Courage Fund"

& send to:


The Cleveland Courage Fund

c/o KeyBank

127 Public Square

Cleveland, OH 44114


(c) IN PERSON
Donations may be made at any Key Bank branch in Northeast Ohio or nationwide. Please request that money be deposited to the “Cleveland Courage Fund".


(2) DONATION OF GOODS

The Cleveland Courage Fund has collaborated with the Family Ministry Center in order to provide a location for "spiritual reflection and interfaith prayer, as well as a location for cards and donations of goods". Donations may be dropped off at the south entrance of the church, weekdays from 3 PM to 7 PM & Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM.

DROP-OFF LOCATION & HOURS:

 
3381 FULTON ROAD
CLEVELAND, OH 44109
(south entrance
 

Mon - Fri: 3-7 PM

Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM

(3) DONATION OF SERVICES

The CCF asks those interested in offering services to please submit a description of the service being offered and to include any location or frequency limitations, restrictions, and expiration dates that may apply to the donation. (Please understand that it may be weeks or even months before the women are ready to utilize the donated service.) If you would like to provide a gift of service, please complete THIS FORM.