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In a video posted on Facebook on Saturday, 35-year-old Amanda Eller expressed how she often struggled to continue while she was constantly in fear in the forest.

The yoga instructor who was miraculously rescued after being missing in the Hawaiian forest more than two weeks ago said she often had to choose between life and death to survive.

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In a video posted on Facebook on Saturday, 35-year-old Amanda Eller expressed how often she struggled to keep going while constantly absorbed in fear in the forest.

& # 39; The last 17 days of my life have been the most difficult days of my life & # 39 ;, she said in the clamp. & # 39; It was a really important spiritual journey that I was led on and there were times of total fear and loss and I wanted to give up, and it came down to life and death, and I had to choose.

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In a video posted on Facebook on Saturday, 35-year-old Amanda Eller expressed how she often struggled to continue while she was constantly in fear in the forest.

In a video posted on Facebook on Saturday, 35-year-old Amanda Eller expressed how she often struggled to continue while she was constantly in fear in the forest.

& # 39; I chose life. I didn't take the easy way out, even though it meant more pain and suffering for myself. & # 39;

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The yoga instructor emphasized that while the time she was stuck near the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui was short, it was clearly a & # 39; greater goal & # 39; served.

Then Eller thanked the Maui community for coming together to help one person & # 39; to live out of the forest & # 39 ;.

She continued with a message about how people can combine their efforts & # 39; move mountains & # 39 ;.

& # 39; The last 17 days of my life have been the most difficult days of my life & # 39 ;, she said in the clip

& # 39; The last 17 days of my life have been the most difficult days of my life & # 39 ;, she said in the clip

She added: & # 39; It was a really spiritually important journey that I was led on and there were times of total fear and loss and wanting to give up, and it boiled down to life and death, and I had to choose. I chose life & # 39;

She added: & # 39; It was a really spiritually important journey that I was led on and there were times of total fear and loss and wanting to give up, and it boiled down to life and death, and I had to choose. I chose life & # 39;

& # 39; The last 17 days of my life have been the most difficult days of my life & # 39 ;, she said in the clip. & # 39; It was a really important spiritual journey that I was led on and there were times of total fear and loss and I wanted to give up, and it came down to life and death, and I had to choose. I chose life & # 39;

Eller thanked the Maui community for coming together to help one person & # 39; live out of the forest & # 39 ;.

Eller thanked the Maui community for coming together to help one person & # 39; live out of the forest & # 39 ;.

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Eller thanked the Maui community for coming together to help one person & # 39; live out of the forest & # 39 ;.

& # 39; At one point we all thought that it was lost in the world & # 39 ;, she said, adding that community binding & # 39; predominant & # 39; is.

The yoga instructor would go on and thank different people from all over the world who all wanted to contribute to make sure she came home.

Eller was missing for two weeks when crew members of helicopters saw her waving from a stream, according to Hawaiian officials.

She went missing on May 8 after leaving her phone on a walk on the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui. She was found about four miles from where she had left her car, authorities said.

The yoga instructor would go on and thank different people from all over the world who all wanted to contribute to make sure she came home. She (middle) poses with family in the hospital
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The yoga instructor would go on and thank different people from all over the world who all wanted to contribute to make sure she came home. She (middle) poses with family in the hospital

The yoga instructor would go on and thank different people from all over the world who all wanted to contribute to make sure she came home. She (middle) poses with family in the hospital

On Friday evening, helicopters say they have made eye contact with Eller after seeing her in a stream bed and showing video of the scene when she is brought to safety.

& # 39; THEY DID IT !!! #findamanda Amanda Eller has been found alive! After being lost for 17 days in the steep jungles of East Maui, the never-ending determination and steadfast confidence of THESE and HUNDREDS of voluntary seekers has paid off! & # 39; a volunteer tweeted.

Speaking of her hospital bed Eller, who was wearing only a thin top, a sports bra and a pair of yoga pants. said: & # 39; I wanted to give up. But the only option I had was life or death. & # 39;

Yoga instructor, Amanda Eller (center, after she was found Friday), 35, was missing for two weeks and was not injured when she was rescued, the authorities said
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Yoga instructor, Amanda Eller (center, after she was found Friday), 35, was missing for two weeks and was not injured when she was rescued, the authorities said

Yoga instructor, Amanda Eller (center, after she was found Friday), 35, was missing for two weeks and was not injured when she was rescued, the authorities said

Once they got her into the helicopter, she was able to talk to her father and give her family the much needed relief that their daughter was found alive. As soon as rescue workers had landed, Eller (right) was taken to the Maui Memorial Hospital with an ambulance

Once they got her into the helicopter, she was able to talk to her father and give her family the much needed relief that their daughter was found alive. As soon as rescue workers had landed, Eller (right) was taken to the Maui Memorial Hospital with an ambulance

Once they got her into the helicopter, she was able to talk to her father and give her family the much needed relief that their daughter was found alive. As soon as rescue workers had landed, Eller (right) was taken to the Maui Memorial Hospital with an ambulance

Eller (photo) went missing on May 8 during a walk on the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui. On Friday evening the helicopters from the helicopter survey found Eller lying in a stream bed

Eller (photo) went missing on May 8 during a walk on the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui. On Friday evening the helicopters from the helicopter survey found Eller lying in a stream bed

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Eller (photo) went missing on May 8 during a walk on the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui. On Friday evening the helicopters from the helicopter survey found Eller lying in a stream bed

Eller added: “I wanted to go back as I had come, but my feeling led me in a different way – and I have a very strong sense of instinct.

& # 39; So, I said, my car is like this and I just keep going until I reach it.

& # 39; I heard this voice that said: & # 39; If you want to live, keep going & # 39 ;.

& # 39; And as soon as I doubt my intuition and try to go in a different direction than where it told me, something would stop me, a branch would fall on me, I would punch my toe, or I would stumble. So I thought & # 39; OK, there is only one way to go & # 39 ;.

& # 39; All the time I went deeper into the jungle, although I thought I'd go back to where I came from.

& # 39; I started to become so thin that I really started to doubt if I could survive. & # 39;

She suffered from sunburn, a broken leg after a fall of 20 feet on the third day and lost her shoes in her ordeal in the thick forest for four days during a sudden flood. She survived by sleeping in a pig's den.

Helicopters seek an eye contact with Eller after seeing her in a stream bed and video of the scene showing that they have all been brought to safety

Helicopters seek an eye contact with Eller after seeing her in a stream bed and video of the scene showing that they have all been brought to safety

Helicopters seek an eye contact with Eller after seeing her in a stream bed and video of the scene showing that they have all been brought to safety

Amanda went missing on May 8 after leaving her phone on a walk on the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui. She was found about four miles away from where she had left her car
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Amanda went missing on May 8 after leaving her phone on a walk on the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui. She was found about four miles away from where she had left her car

Amanda went missing on May 8 after leaving her phone on a walk on the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui. She was found about four miles away from where she had left her car

The rescuers saw Eller from the helicopter around 5 pm local time.

Principal investigator Chris Berquist told The Maui News: & I have seen that girl about 100 times a day for the past two weeks. There was no mistake that it was her. Even from 200 feet we knew it. & # 39;

Javier Cantellops, who was also in the helicopter, added: & # 39; As soon as we made eye contact, we knew. & # 39;

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& # 39; We found her in a power bed, she waved at us while we were in the helicopter, and we made her safe and fun, & # 39; Berquist said ABC news.

Photos show that Eller had left with burnt feet and was wearing the same white top she had disappeared into.

Her father John told The Star Advertiser: & she was smart. She was strong. She was prepared. We said that in the beginning and it was absolutely true.

& # 39; She was prepared for this. She was prepared for it all her life. & # 39;

He added: & # 39; We started to lose hope. When I first got the call, I thought they were joking, I could hardly believe it. The terrain here is incredible. In those forests it is so easy to become disoriented, to get lost. & # 39;

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Childhood Katie York said: “The cold was what she said was the worst. She slept in a burrow with pigs and covered herself with ferns and everything she could get hold of.

& # 39; The most important thing she wanted was for the rain to stop so she wouldn't be cold and drink muddy water. & # 39;

Family friend, Sarah Haynes, told the station that Eller was found in a canyon near Twin Falls.

Berquist said that Eller & # 39; deep in H & # 39; aiku & # 39; was and & # 39; a few miles above Twin Falls & # 39; was discovered.

Once they got her into the helicopter, she was able to talk to her father and give her family the much needed relief that their daughter was found alive.

& # 39; She was very alert, she knew her father's phone number, she knew who she was, where she was, knew exactly how long she had been there – very surprised to see us & # 39 ;, Berquist told ABC .

As soon as rescue workers had landed, an ambulance brought Eller to Maui Memorial Hospital.

Amada was brought to safety with a little bit of sunburn, and images posted online showed her damaged feet

Amada was brought to safety with a little bit of sunburn, and images posted online showed her damaged feet

Amada was brought to safety with a little bit of sunburn, and images posted online showed her damaged feet

Eller's friend, Benjamin Konkol

Eller's friend, Benjamin Konkol

Amanda Eller, 35

Amanda Eller, 35

Last week Eller's friend, Benjamin Konkol (left), said he didn't want to give up hope because he believed Eller (right) was still in the forest. And he was right

Konkol (center and Eller, right) said at the time that & # 39; there is very strong evidence that she is still there, we have not found her yet & # 39;

Konkol (center and Eller, right) said at the time that & # 39; there is very strong evidence that she is still there, we have not found her yet & # 39;

Konkol (center and Eller, right) said at the time that & # 39; there is very strong evidence that she is still there, we have not found her yet & # 39;

At the time of her disappearance, Eller had gone for a walk without her phone and was last seen by Konkol. The pair is shown here together

At the time of her disappearance, Eller had gone for a walk without her phone and was last seen by Konkol. The pair is shown here together

At the time of her disappearance, Eller had gone for a walk without her phone and was last seen by Konkol. The pair is shown here together

Last week Eller's friend, Benjamin Konkol, said he didn't want to give up hope because he believed she was still in the forest.

And he was right.

At the time of her disappearance, Eller had gone for a walk without her phone and was last seen by Konkol.

Konkol told ABC news last week that there is & # 39; very strong evidence that she is still there, we haven't found her yet & # 39 ;.

The authorities also released security footage last week in which Eller found training clothing, stopped at the Ha & # 39; iku post office, and a store on the morning she was missing.

She could be seen in the film material by posting a Mother's Day package and buying water and energy bars.

Eller can be seen in a store

Eller can be seen in a store

These surveillance images show Eller in a store in Maui

These surveillance images show Eller in a store in Maui

Surveillance images were also released last week and had Eller wear workout clothes, stopped at the Ha & # 39; iku post office and a store on the morning she was missing

She could also be seen posting a Mother's Day package and buying water and energy bars (she is pictured in the store)

She could also be seen posting a Mother's Day package and buying water and energy bars (she is pictured in the store)

She could also be seen posting a Mother's Day package and buying water and energy bars (she is pictured in the store)

After she was reported missing, Maui police found Eller's car in the parking lot of the path of the Makawao Forest Reserve. She had left her cell phone and wallet in the car before she left for a walk

After she was reported missing, Maui police found Eller's car in the parking lot of the path of the Makawao Forest Reserve. She had left her cell phone and wallet in the car before she left for a walk

After she was reported missing, Maui police found Eller's car in the parking lot of the path of the Makawao Forest Reserve. She had left her cell phone and wallet in the car before she left for a walk

Her family initially feared that she was & # 39; by someone who was involved in her disappearance & # 39; could & # 39; be intercepted & # 39 ;.

Eller, originally from Maryland, works as a physical therapist and yoga teacher. She lives and practices in Haiku.

The police found her white Toyota RAV4 in a nearby parking lot after she was reported missing. They also found her cellphone and wallet.

Hundreds of volunteers have scoured the island for the missing woman in a search with search dogs, helicopters and drones.

Her family had asked experienced hikers and hunters to help her search in the dense forest.

Eller & # 39; s parents initially offered a $ 10,000 reward for tips that the missing walker brings home. It was raised to $ 50,000 earlier Friday.

Eller & # 39; s parents initially offered a $ 10,000 reward for tips that the missing walker brings home. It was raised to $ 50,000 earlier Friday

Eller & # 39; s parents initially offered a $ 10,000 reward for tips that the missing walker brings home. It was raised to $ 50,000 earlier Friday

Eller & # 39; s parents initially offered a $ 10,000 reward for tips that the missing walker brings home. It was raised to $ 50,000 earlier Friday

Her father John, depicted with Amanda, called his daughter & # 39; slim & # 39; and & # 39; strong & # 39;

Her father John, depicted with Amanda, called his daughter & # 39; slim & # 39; and & # 39; strong & # 39;

Her father John, depicted with Amanda, called his daughter & # 39; slim & # 39; and & # 39; strong & # 39;

The police closed the parking lot where Eller's car was found and fights the fingerprint vehicle

The police closed the parking lot where Eller's car was found and fights the fingerprint vehicle

The Makawao Forest Reserve route in Maui is a popular attraction for walkers and runners

The Makawao Forest Reserve route in Maui is a popular attraction for walkers and runners

During their investigation, the police closed the car park where Eller's car was found (abandoned) and sprinkled the fingerprint vehicle

Hundreds of volunteers (photos & # 39; s) have combed the island for the missing woman in a search with search dogs, helicopters and drones

Hundreds of volunteers (photos & # 39; s) have combed the island for the missing woman in a search with search dogs, helicopters and drones

Hundreds of volunteers (photos & # 39; s) have combed the island for the missing woman in a search with search dogs, helicopters and drones

Her mother, Julia, also flew from her home in North Carolina to Maui to help with the search just over a week ago. Then she told it KITV4: & # 39; This is a mother's worst nightmare and it was an emotional roller coaster.

& # 39; I tried to stay positive. If I get carried away by self-pity about how terrible this is, I can't help her if I get caught up in it.

& # 39; She is an inspiration to me, especially since I have been on my own personal journey lately. & # 39;

During their first investigation, the police dragged Eller's car off the scene to wipe dust off fingerprints, hoping it would shed light on what was happening.

At that moment they found her car key hidden under the driver's front tire.

Haynes said it was typical for Eller to unplug the power cord and run or walk without her phone.

She said after Eller's disappearance that her girlfriend is cheerful and loved, with no mental health problems or other reasons why she might want to disappear or hurt herself.

During their investigation, the police said there was never any evidence of cheating.

Eller's & # 39; s (middle) mother, Julia (second from the right), also flew from her home in North Carolina to Maui to help with the search just over a week ago. Then she said: & # 39; This was a mother's worst nightmare and it was an emotional roller coaster & # 39;

Eller's & # 39; s (middle) mother, Julia (second from the right), also flew from her home in North Carolina to Maui to help with the search just over a week ago. Then she said: & # 39; This was a mother's worst nightmare and it was an emotional roller coaster & # 39;

Eller's & # 39; s (middle) mother, Julia (second from the right), also flew from her home in North Carolina to Maui to help with the search just over a week ago. Then she said: & # 39; This was a mother's worst nightmare and it was an emotional roller coaster & # 39;

Sarah Haynes, Eller's friend who found the Facebook page & # 39; Find Amanda & # 39; managed, said Eller (photo) survived 17 days of water and plants

Sarah Haynes, Eller's friend who found the Facebook page & # 39; Find Amanda & # 39; managed, said Eller (photo) survived 17 days of water and plants

Sarah Haynes, Eller's friend who found the Facebook page & # 39; Find Amanda & # 39; managed, said Eller (photo) survived 17 days of water and plants

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