2015 Everyday Hero
Beverly Gooden was selected as the winner of the “Investigation Discovery Sweepstakes” from almost 700 entries! She is a domestic violence survivor, victims’ rights advocate, and creator of the Twitter hashtag #WhyIStayed. She is the founder of The Ella Mae Foundation, a nonprofit working to create awareness about domestic violence and identify practical approaches to curb it progressively. The organization provides direct services to help survivors escape successfully and return to a healthy life free of violence. Investigation Discovery honored Beverly’s tremendous charity work with a $5,000 donation.