Berry, who was held captive for 10 years and was rescued in 2013 now helps the Initiative Operation Safety Net to rescue children in Ohio. She is passionate and kind towards parents who have been through the same challenging and traumatic journey.
Amanda Berry, who was abducted in 2003 and remained there for almost a decade, is now working with the U.S. Marshals Service’s initiative Operation Safety Net to help find missing children in northern Ohio. She is so passionate about finding those missing children as she says every child matters and every parent needs to remain hopeful.
The initiative she is a part of has rescued 57 children since it began in early August, said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott of the Northern District of Ohio.
Berry was held captive for 10 years by Ariel Castro and rescued in 2013, along with Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. She is currently working at Fox 8 News and has a mission to find missing people.
“She has a passion, the love, the drive, she cares about finding the missing because she doesn’t want another little girl to go through what she went through in life,” Elliott said. “It’s been very, very good. We’re very, very proud of her, and we’re very proud of her partnership.”
The missing child unit in the Northern District of Ohio focuses on finding and recovering children aged 13-18, who are vulnerable to sexual predators, says Elliot. Amanda says people have to be there to support the parents of missing children to keep them positive and hopeful just like her mother.
Elliott said the U.S. Marshals Service has recovered children who were located as far as Miami, Florida. He said about 20% of the recovered children were victims of human trafficking. And Amanda has helped them rescue many children as she has enough knowledge and tricks that these kidnappers use.
Amanda came back after 10 years of being kidnapped but she remained on a low profile as she was nervous first but then she realized how she can help other parents who have lost their children to such incidents.
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