After ten years in forced captivity, Amanda Berry (27), and two fellow captives broke free. Her first public appearance happened over the weekend at Roverfest in Cleveland. She took to the stage and was applauded by both the audience, and rapper Nelly.
"I wanna make sure we get a chance to thank you cause I know it's a long time," Nelly told Berry. "I can't even imagine the type of courage and strength it took to keep it going so, I commend you and thank you."
Radio Host Shane French is credited with her appearance. Weeks prior, he invited Berry to Roverfest to make up for lost time and party it up. Berry's appearance fell just one day after her captor was sentenced to life and 1,000 years in prison.