Abduction Survivor & Best-Selling Author
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for 9 grueling months. Read More >
TEDTalk: My Story
My Abduction Story
Elizabeth Smart Tells Her Story at Bridgewater College
Keynote Speaking at the 23rd Annual National Federation of Families Conference
Elizabeth Smart's Story, A Meredith Vieira Special
At the young age of 14, just before celebrating her middle school graduation, Elizabeth Smart went to sleep in her family home just as she had always done. Awakened hours later to a knife held roughly against her throat, she was taken from her home and family and held captive for nine long months. Read More >
A story most Americans remember as one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time, Elizabeth shares her incredible story of perseverance in the face of unimaginable adversity. In this captivating speech, she not only tells her personal story, but also discusses the importance and process of recovery, and not allowing your past to dictate your life's future. Elizabeth knows that there is nothing more important than having hope in a difficult situation. Having lived through an extreme circumstance as a teenager, Elizabeth gives great insight and hope to all. Read Less ^
"The event was a huge success! Elizabeth was wonderful! We are so thankful she was able to come and share her story."
"Elizabeth was incredible. She is a very poised and skilled speaker. Her message of hope after traumatic events resonated with the work we do every day at DNLCC so she was a perfect speaker for us."