Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters were photographed looking happy and healthy, grabbing ice cream as a family. Their outing comes shortly after Jaycee appeared on ’20/20′ and discussed how they were able to survive and thrive during their horrific imprisonment, seven years ago.
A year after Jaycee Dugard was saved from 18 horrific years of being a sex slave to a sadistic kidnapper, a family insider says writing the book is an important step in the mom of two’s recovery, and that she’s hoping to help others by telling her story.
Jaycee Dugard has been to hell and back. But she survived. Kidnapped at the age of 11, for 18 years she was held hostage in a backyard shelter and forced to bear two children to her kidnapper, a convicted sex offender. Now she is choosing to tell her tale of horror in a memoir in the hope that it will help her to move on — and help victims of similar crimes. “I’m not surprised by her decision,” a family friend told Star magazine. “She’s a wonderful girl and it’s a totally selfless act to reach out to other victims if it can help in their recovery — even at the cost of having to revisit her own nightmare again.”