(Washington, DC) - The Cleveland women rescued last year from a decade in captivity are standing as beacons of hope. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were honored Tuesday night with Hope Awards from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Berry was overwhelmed with emotion when she accepted the award. She said, "If i can say only one thing, it would be this. Never give up hope because you never know what will happen."

Gina DeJesus offered advice to the families of children who are still missing, saying, "Always believe in hope. Even though it's sometime hard to believe in hope, just pray to God and God will be with you."

Meantime, Michelle Knight's book, "Finding Me" hits bookstores nationwide Wednesday. The women were rescued one year ago Tuesday from a house on Seymour Avenue.

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