Michelle Knight, a woman who was kidnapped and held captive in a Cleveland house for more than 11 years, will be coming to the Cayman Islands in May in support of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.
The Crisis Centre will host a luncheon event on May 27, 2016, where Ms. Knight will discuss her harrowing story of captivity and abuse, her escape, and how she healed and rebuilt her life after the ordeal.
Ms. Knight is one of three women who were held captive by Ariel Castro in his Cleveland, Ohio house. Their story made international headlines when Ms. Knight and two other kidnapping victims held with her – Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus – escaped in 2013.
Castro was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years in prison without the chance of parole. He committed suicide one month into his sentence.
After her escape, Ms. Knight wrote a bestselling memoir called “Finding Me.”
“Michelle’s story is horrifying,” Crisis Centre board chairperson Denise Gower said. “It is difficult to imagine what she and the others lived through, but she is a true inspiration. Her message is powerful and important for all the women and men in Cayman who have experienced violence – that a good and peaceful life is possible for everyone.”
The Crisis Centre is currently seeking sponsors for this event. For more information, contact Denise Gower at [email protected] or at 945-8188.