Quotes from video:
“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?”
“I would say thank you for the support.”
“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…”
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)
- Boston is no longer pursuing a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics.
- An independent committee has been formed to review evidence of the arrest and death of Sandra Bland.