During the show, Nelly brought Amanda up on stage and showed her tons of love, while he performed “Just A Dream.” He also told the crowd:
That’s how you tell the pulse of a city by the people that live there. I appreciate it. Since they up here right now, I want to make sure that we get a chance to thank you because I know it’s a long time and I can’t even imagine the type of strength and the type of courage that it took to keep it going. So for that I commend you and I say thank you.
Although, Amanda is transitioning back into normal life, the other two girls, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight are not ready to face the public just yet. Just recently, volunteers built a 6 foot fence around Gina’s home so that her and her family could enjoy their privacy.
Michelle Knight, who became pregnant by Castro five times during the time she was abducted and he made her lose the baby each time with his own cruel version of an abortion, displayed a warm spirit in the video as she said:
“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 consume who I am. I will define the situation. I don’t want to be consumed by hatred. With that being said, we need to take a leap of faith and know that God is in control. God has a plan for all of us, the plan that he gave me, was to help others who have been in the same situations that I have. Thank you for all of your prayers, I am looking forward to my brand new life.
Meanwhile, earlier this month, the Daily Mail reported that Charles Ramsey made $50,000 from his sudden fame, but used the bulk of the money to buy a BMW and he is now broke, jobless and homeless. According to local Cleveland station WKYC, Charles is claiming that the report is not true, but he is staying with friends:
It’s bulls**t,’ he said. ‘That’s the politically correct word for it.’ He said he’s made about $18,000 from his sudden fame. … Ramsey insisted that he’s not homeless. He said he moved out of his Seymour Avenue home because too many people were knocking on his door. In the meantime, he’s staying with friends and family until he can find an apartment. He’s hoping to start an online business, selling merchandise in his likeness. His website, charlesramseylive.com is currently under construction.