A Stolen Life

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I have just finished reading the memoir of Jaycee Dugard. It’s a very sobering & sad story – yet one full of hope.

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Jaycee was just 11 when she was kidnapped outside her home in Lake Tahoe. Her stepfather witnessed the abduction as she was walking to her school bus stop.

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For 18 years she was kept as a prisoner & sex slave to her captors, the Garrido’s.

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Through her honest recount of these years in captivity (and becoming a mother of two children during this time) we see a brave & strong testament that in despite the worst circumstances – there is always hope.

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To her credit & with her newfound freedom – Jaycee has selflessly set up the J A Y C Foundation which is dedicated to help children & their families in times of trauma & abuse.

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Kidnapping is a confronting topic, but one that shouldn’t be ignored especially in the wake of the disappearance of toddler William Tyrell in NSW last September.

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