Abducted from her bedroom at the age of 14 in 2002 by Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee, ten years later Elizabeth Smart wrote the book and revealed she had been raped multiple times a day for the nine months before she was found. Focusing on abducted, sex trafficked, and sexually abused children (that includes teens!), she now head up her own foundation. Elizabeth managed to go forward with her life without therapy because of her strong Latter Day Saints religious faith and supportive family. She wants to let all those who have been sexually abused and exploited that she understands.
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"We do have options. radKIDS is a program that was created not to react to a heinous crime committed against a child, but to prevent crimes from happening to children. There are many incredible people who devote much of their time, energy, and resources to going out and hunting down child perpetrators. The “Internet Crimes Against Children” task force are some of those people. How can we afford to not support those who stand as guardians and rescuers, who do everything they can to prevent crimes and protect our children? Every child in the world deserves to have a life without abuse in any form. Children are the future." - Elizabeth Smart Foundation.
LESS THAN HALF OF ALL CHILDREN ABDUCTED BY STRANGERS
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