Jaycee Dugard, a girl that for 18 years of her life, was raised by sexual predator wrote this beautiful story of her abduction, her life and her re-connection with her real family as well as the real world. Kidnapped at only 11 years old, she grew up captive in a back yard, had children with her abductor against her will, even ran his business and supported his family while he did crank runs with is wife and continued to abuse her. Jaycee was unable to say or write her own name for 18 years, unable to speak about her family, unable to be herself or learn to drive or finish school past the 5th grade when she was kidnapped.
Yet this amazing woman found the strength to raise her children, to reconnect with her family and learn to be an adult after captivity and to even start and run a foundation to help others like her. Jaycee Dugard, who wasn't even allowed to say her own name for a lifetime has made something of herself, despite the efforts of her kidnappers to steal her life away. This story is hard to read, but the words, written by Jaycee herself are important to hear.
Those interested in learning more about her Foundation, The JAYC (Just As Yourself to Care) Foundation can click here.