Gina DeJesus

via Wkyc: After being held captive for nearly a decade, Gina DeJesus started the Center for Missing, Abducted and Exploited Children and Adults. Now, as they prepare to transform and renovate the building, she’s continuing to fight for the freedom of others. Giving back is all Gina DeJesus has thought about lately. Now with her […]

via Wkyc: This week marks six years since Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, who goes by Lily Rose Lee, were found on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland. They endured the unthinkable for about a decade until Berry found a window of opportunity, and ran from the captivity of Ariel Castro. Nowadays, she focuses on […]

via Wkyc: Six years ago today, a miracle happened in our city.  Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued from a house on Seymour Avenue after a decade of captivity at the hands of Ariel Castro. DeJesus sat down with WKYC’s Lynna Lai for a one-on-one interview on Monday. Gina was asked if she’s […]

via Wkyc: Cleveland kidnapping survivor Gina DeJesus is among hundreds of people taking a stand against human trafficking. Next Saturday, Oct. 20, they’ll walk the streets of the city in silence to raise awareness. Journey Church is hosting the global nonprofit A21 to lead the Cleveland Walk for Freedom. It’s the second year for the silent, one-mile walk, […]

via Wkyc: “They used to just tell me that when you were gone, we prayed for you, that we helped look for you….I’m really grateful and happy that you did.” Gina DeJesus is more than her story. She is more than her nine years in Ariel Castro’s house of horrors. Now 28-years-old, DeJesus is speaking […]

– “Help me, I’m Amanda Berry.” It’s the 911 call that captured global attention. “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m here, I’m free now.” That moment took place three years ago Friday as Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped years of captivity from inside Ariel Castro’s home […]

  It was a special moment at Canal Park in Akron. On Sunday, Gina DeJesus, who was kidnapped and held captive in a Cleveland home for nearly a decade, threw the first pitch at the Akron RubberDucks game. Dennis Bair, a former minor league pitcher who worked with Gina’s family to raise awareness to help find her, […]

A brighter chapter began Wednesday in the lives of Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. The two women received honorary diplomas from John Marshall High School during the school’s commencement ceremony at The Wolstein Center. When Amanda Berry disappeared, she was 17-years-old and enrolled in the gifted program at John Marshall High. Gina De […]

For the first time since their escape, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus are coming forward to talk about how they survived unimaginable horrors inside their captor Ariel Castro’s Cleveland home. Berry and DeJesus, seen here in these first images from ABC News, sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts. Their story will air […]

  It’s been nearly two years since the shock of Ariel Castro’s heinous crimes reverberated throughout Cleveland and the world. There are many facts we all know: three women and a little girl escaped from his home the afternoon of May 6, 2013. Amanda Berry led the charge, and two neighbors, including Charles Ramsey, helped them […]

Cleveland kidnapping survivor Gina DeJesus is opening up about her more than decade-long capture by Ariel Castro. In an excerpt released by People’s Magazine of DeJesus and fellow survivor Amanda Berry’s upcoming book  – “Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland” – DeJesus said she played Russian roulette with Castro. DeJesus said it had been […]

The Lifetime TV network has released a trailer for its television movie coming next month based on Michelle Knight’s abduction story. The movie, “Cleveland Abduction” airs April 25 at 8 p.m. SAG Award winner Taryn Manning (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Hustle & Flow,” “8 Mile”) stars as Michelle Knight, and SAG nominee Raymond Cruz […]