It’s been two months since the harrowing rescue of three kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were held captive in Cleveland for a decade.
For the first time since their rescue, the three women spoke out in a video posted on YouTube this week to offer their heartfelt thanks to the public for their continual support since being freed, reports CNN.
“I want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through this entire ordeal, everyone who has been there to support us. It has been a blessing to have such an outpouring of love and kindness,” Berry says in the video.
Since being rescued, the three victims have been recovering in private and thanks to over $1 million donated to the Courage Fund set up on their behalf, the three women have been rebuilding their lives.
“I’m getting stronger each day and having my privacy has helped immensely. I ask that everyone continue to respect our privacy and give us time to have a normal life,” Berry adds in the video.
Watch their complete statements in the heartfelt video below.