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Cleveland women will be honored by the National Center for Missing Children
DeJesus described the last year as "full of healing and hope"

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M.L. Schultze
In The Region:

Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus will be honored Tuesday night by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Washington.

Tuesday marks one year since Berry, Dejesus and Michelle Knight were released from 10 years of captivity in a house on Cleveland’s west side. Neither Berry nor DeJesus are giving interviews.

But in a statement issued through the Cleveland Courage Fund, Berry says she decided that the right place to be on the anniversary – quote -- “was with other families who have gone through what our family has gone through.”

And DeJesus described the last year as “amazing, full of healing and hope.”

The women’s captor, Ariel Castro, hanged himself in prison.

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