32-years-old Elizabeth Smart had been kidnapped from her bedroom and held captive for 9 months in 2002. Everyone has to stay at home and maintained social distancing as the novel coronavirus spread all around the globe.
In this pandemic, Elizabeth took to Instagram and revealed that she is experiencing the difficulty during self-isolation.
She was kidnapped by street preacher Brian David Mitchell when she was 14 years old. He abducted her on knifepoint.
She was held captive for nine months in a camp in woods where she was repeatedly abused by the kidnapper.
Elizabeth shared a photo of her with her husband and three children. She wrote: “Practicing social distancing and staying inside at home all day every day is not easy.
And I think it would be fair to say that each of my family members can attest that I’m not exactly a ray of sunshine all the time during this pandemic.
“It is important to flatten the curve as much as we can and protect those who are vulnerable among us. I just wanted to say that whatever happens, and however things change it will be ok,” she continued.
She said that even a few minutes outside can bring change in our lives in this pandemic. Elizabeth was released in March 2003.
Her kidnapper Mitchell was imprisoned in prison for kidnapping and abusing her. She shared an old poster of her to remember the 17th anniversary of her rescue on March 12.
She wrote: “I couldn’t let today pass me by without acknowledging how grateful I am for people’s prayers and sacrifices. I experienced one of the greatest miracles 17 years ago today.”
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