Family: DeJesus Family Opens Home to Michelle

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CLEVELAND-- The third woman rescued from a Cleveland home this week, after more than ten years in captivity, is now out of the hospital.

Michelle Knight was released from MetroHealth Medical Center Friday afternoon, and her family eagerly awaits a reunion.

”We can't wait to see her," said her grandmother, Deborah Knight.

Michelle, 32, was held the longest of the three rescued women, more than ten years, in a home on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, allegedly by 52-year-old Ariel Castro.

Michelle Knight

Michelle Knight

She was rescued Monday, along with 27-year-old Amanda Berry and 23-year-old Gina DeJesus, who were both also held about ten years.  Michelle's family tells FOX 8 they believe she will be staying with Gina's family.

"We are going to the DeJesus house. We heard she's been released to them; so that's where we're going. It's hers; we came to show her support," said one relative.

"I love you, Michelle. Just let me know when I can come visit you again because I really miss you and I wanna be there for you," said Freddie Knight, Michelle’s brother.

The Knight family carried balloons and gifts with them.  When they arrived at the DeJesus home, they were greeted by Gina's mother, Nancy Ruiz, who hugged several family members.

"We figured we'd come here first. This family said they wanted to meet my family and we're here to support their family, and we thought that maybe we could all get together as one family combined," said her grandmother.

Even Michelle's childhood friends are showing support by dropping off gifts for her at the second district police station.

"When I first found out about this and found out it was actually her, I said, hey, I gotta be there for her cause she needs a friend right now," said childhood friend Donikka Gonzales.

Before Michelle was released from the hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center released a statement on her behalf saying, "Michelle Knight is in good spirits and would like the community to know that she is extremely grateful for the outpouring of flowers and gifts... she is especially thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund...she asks that everyone please continue to respect her privacy at this time."

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