Ohio Kidnap Victim: 'I'm Strong Enough to Walk Through Hell'

Three women held captive in a house in Cleveland express thanks for support in YouTube video.
3:00 | 07/09/13

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Trayvon's father on the stand. And videotape of the three young women held captive in cleveland for a decade. You see them there right now. There they are the last pictures we saw of them ten years ago, before they were captured. Alex perez has the dramatic and emotional story. Good morning, alex. Reporter: Good morning, george. This is the first time we are directly hearing from the three, young women. They say they were so overcome with emotion by the outpouring of support from around the world, they had to say something. I want everyone to know how happy I am to be home, with my family and my friends. It's been unbelievable. Reporter: For the first time, this morning, we are seeing and hearing from the three, young women who lived a nightmare. 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's been a blessing to have such an outpouring of love and kindness. Reporter: In a video statement, amanda berry, gina DeJESUS, AND MICHELLE KNIGHT, Seemed happy. Often smiling and showing gratitude to the people who helped. Thank you for your support. Reporter: The young women never mention ariel castro, the man accused of beating,nd holding them hostage for a decade. But they say two months since they escaped, they are slowly returning to a normal life. 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. I don't want to be consumed by hatred. Reporter: One of the most touching moments comes from michelle knight. She was reportedly so severely beaten by her captor, she needed facial reconstructive surgery. Now, through a gleaming smile, she talks about their strength and resolve, after surviving the unthinkable. Be positive. Learn that it's important to give than to receive. Thank you for all your prayers. I'm looking forward to my brand-new life. Thank you. Reporter: And that special fund that was created for the girls after they were found, it's called the courage fund. It's grown to more than $1 million in donations, paid by more than 9,000 people.

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