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Ohio Kidnap Victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, And Michelle Knight Say Thank You

In a video posted to YouTube on Monday evening, the three women held captive in Ohio for more than a decade all appear on camera for the first time to share their thoughts and gratitude.

Posted on July 9, 2013, at 1:45 a.m. ET

View this video on YouTube / Via Twitter: @JimmyOrr

Thank you from Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight

Quotes from video:

Amanda Berry:

"First and for most, I want everyone to know how happy I am to be home with my family and my friends. It's been unbelievable. I want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through this entire ordeal. Everyone who has been there to support us has been a blessing to have such outpouring of love and kindness. I am getting stronger each day and having my privacy has helped immensely. I ask that everyone continues to respect our privacy and give us time to have a normal life."

Question: "Gina, if you could say something to each and every person out there to who contributed money to your funds to help you?"

Gina DeJesus:

"I would say thank you for the support."

Michelle Knight:

"Thank you, everyone, for your love, support and donations, which helped me build a brand-new life. I just want everyone to know I am doing just fine. I may have been through hell and back, but I am strong enough to walk through hell with a smile on my face and with my head held high and my feet firmly on the ground, walking hand-in-hand with my best friend. I will not let the situation define who I am. I will define the situation…"

Video Information:

0:00–0:33 Amanda Berry (Survivor)

0:43–0:47 Gina DeJesus (Survivor)

0:49–1:08 Felix DeJesus (Gina's Father)

1:09–1:43 Nancy Ruiz (Gina's Mother)

1:48–3:30 Michelle Knight (Survivor)