According to Fox News, representatives of Brittney Griner shared a message from the wrongfully imprisoned woman on October 18. “Thank you, everyone, for fighting so hard to get me home. All the support and love are definitely helping me,” She said. The message appreciating the support comes after an outpouring of loving messages sent to Griner for her birthday that just recently passed.
The #WeAreBG campaign website, run by her wife, Cherelle, posted a video in which Cherelle spoke out about how hard it’s been without Brittney. “I’ve felt every moment of the grueling seven months without her,” She continued to thank everyone for sending birthday messages for her wife.
NBA Star Steph Curry gave a shout-out to her at the recent ring ceremony.
“Brittney Griner’s birthday is today. She’s 32 years old. We want to continue to let her name be known, and we pray – it’s been 243 days since she’s been wrongfully incarcerated in Russia- we hope that she comes home soon and that everybody’s doing their part to bring her home.”
“Brittney Griner’s birthday is today, she’s 32 years old.”
Steph gave BG a shoutout during the Dub’s ring ceremony. She’s been wrongfully incarcerated in Russia for 243 days. pic.twitter.com/dCh0SvxZUl
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 19, 2022
Other prominent athletes and justice advocates came out on Twitter to wish Brittney a happy birthday and remind her friends and family that they haven’t forgotten about her.
Today is @brittneygriner’s birthday. Her absence is felt every day that she’s not here. Brittney, I am grateful for your life. I pray that you do not lose heart, as we are advocating for your release and return home. #WEAREBG #BrittneyGriner pic.twitter.com/Pu9Kym1rSQ
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) October 18, 2022
Today, Brittney Griner turns 32.
She will spend her birthday in a Russian prison, where she has been unlawfully detained for 8 months.
Let’s continue to advocate for her release and bring her home.#WeAreBG
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) October 18, 2022
— WNBA (@WNBA) October 18, 2022
#FreeBrittneyGriner 243 days (and the birthday) of my sister and friend @brittneygriner has been wrongfully detained in a Russian prison. Praying to you Lord to give BG the light she needs to get thru the days. HAPPY 32nd BG! Love you! #WeAreBG pic.twitter.com/lziW8Q9q74
— dawnstaley (@dawnstaley) October 18, 2022