After her incredible rescue from ten years in captivity, Amanda’s family is urging her to move back to her home state where she can have a fresh start surrounded by the love and support of her family.
On April 21, 2003, Amanda Berry disappeared in Cleveland, Ohio soon after she made a call to her sister to let her know someone was giving her a ride home from work. Ten years later, Amanda, along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, was miraculously found alive in the home of Ariel Castro, where she had been held captive for the past decade.
Amanda’s Family: Tennessee ‘Is Her Home’
After her amazing rescue, Amanda’s relatives want her to move to Tennessee so she will be closer to her father and extended family members. “She has more kin here than anywhere else. This is her home,” Amanda’s uncle, Curtis Berry, says of Elizabethton, Tenn.
Amanda’s relatives are hoping that she will make the decision to return to the South to start over with her family surrounding her during this difficult time in her life.
Amanda Berry Visit’s Her Mother’s Grave
While Amanda was in captivity, her mother, Louwana Miller, died in 2006 after being hospitalized for pancreatitis. After Amanda escaped from captivity, she made it a priority to visit her mother’s grave to pay her respects.
“She went to the cemetery this morning,” Curtis told the Daily News on May 13.
Amanda is so lucky to have such amazing family support after such a traumatic event. We wish her the best as she moves on with her life after this horrible tragedy.
HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Amanda should move to Tennessee to start over?