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Old 10-08-2013, 08:37 PM
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Elizabeth Smart's story: What you didn't know | HLNtv.com

Elizabeth Smart has a book out, about her kidnapping. "My Story".

I think that this young woman deserves the utmost respect for her experience and resiliency. I like how she refuses to be defined as a "victim", and wants to help others. Kudos to her.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:55 AM
Location: Ft. Myers
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Absolutely. She has my highest respect.

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:21 AM
Location: Northern Illinois
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Agreed. I watched her interview on 20/20 Friday night. She took Meredith Vieira to the places she was held captive and described everything in such detail - I can only imagine how painful it is to revisit those memories. She seems very well adjusted now and I am much impressed by her composure and poise. She is a beautiful young woman with such an inner beauty and strength. I am happy for her that she survived, and finally has found a young man to share her life with - and she indicated they will be starting a family of their own.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:29 AM
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I have a great deal of respect for her. I wish her nothing but the best.

Sometimes, though the incongruities of life look one right in the face. I think of the terrible abuse she endured. Yet, today she is a celebrity of sorts. She went from the worst that life has to offer to some of its best. If she is not a millionaire already, her book will make her one. I don't suspect she will ever have to work. Most of her life in the near future--at least--is going to be about speaking and writing.

Sometimes, real life is more amazing than any fiction could be.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:33 PM
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I saw part of the CNN interview w/ Anderson Cooper. She is beyond amazing. True strength of character.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:34 AM
Location: southern born and southern bred
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she is such a refined ,dignified and seemingly sweet person.
I wish her all the best.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:12 AM
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile A role model

Since there are very few of these around, it's nice to see someone like this. I remember her story so well and thought and prayed for her.

My son was a couple of years younger and we used to talk about it.

One brave, brave girl.

I also credit her family. A class act all the way.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:28 PM
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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My husband read this. He said she seems remarkably well adjusted and has not gone through therapy. I find that so amazing, and hopeful.
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