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Say What? Elizabeth Smart Doesn't Let Trials Hold Her Back

Say What? Elizabeth Smart Doesn't Let Trials Hold Her Back


"I have just never let it hold me back, and I have gone on to do everything, so far, that I have wanted to do, and I think that's so important. We all have our trials, and we all experience hard times, but I don't think we should ever let it disable us from what we want to do."

— Elizabeth Smart, the girl who was abducted from her bedroom when she was 14 and held captive and raped for nine months, explains that a determined spirit cannot be crushed. Elizabeth spoke yesterday at a panel about "Overcoming the Unimaginable" — something she has truly done.


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kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Oops. Typo. Sorry.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
She's a beautiful and strong spirit she's got.
classysassy classysassy 7 years
inspirational
outofhere outofhere 7 years
The world is a better place because she's in it - I'm not sure I could survive such a horrific experience and come out the other side. What a courageous and inspirational young woman she is!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
So inspirational.
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
very inspirational and strong girl. it amazes me how fast she moved on with her life right after they found her, amazing!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
She really is an inspiration. I'm glad the horrible experience she went through didn't rob her of the ability to live the rest of her life.
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