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Jaycee Dugard Honored With The Inspiration Award!

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Jaycee Dugard Awarded With Oprah Winfrey

You may remember the now infamous story of Jaycee Dugard, the girl who was kidnapped at age 11 and held prisoner for 18 years, while having two of her kidnapper’s children.

Now 31, Jaycee is speaking out and recently made her first public appearance since the whole HORRIFIC ordeal.

This past Friday, Dugard was recognized with the Inspiration Award at fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg’s DVF Awards, which honors women for their leadership and philanthropic roles. Jaycee spoke of her mother’s inspiration and strength which helped her overcome and of her JAYC Foundation, which helps fellow families who’ve also dealt with abduction.

Jaycee states:

"My hope is to be remembered for what I do, not to what happened to me.”

Another inspirational woman, Oprah Winfrey, received the DVF Lifetime Leadership award at the ceremony and was humbled to meet Dugard and praised her for her strength.

Oprah told Jaycee:

"I am so proud of you. You are using your courage and your strength and your power to show the world that you care."

We are proud of you too, Jaycee! We are certain that you speaking out about what happened to you will help others to recover from similar situations.

A TRUE inspiration!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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7 comments to “Jaycee Dugard Honored With The Inspiration Award!”

  1. 1

    Very strong woman and she deserves it! Thank you for your ability to rise above the bad things in life and survive it. Truly an inspiration. You will be able to do whatever you want to do!

  2. 2

    These are the types we should ACKNOWLEDGE for their courage and stamina. When will people get that and quit idolizing losers and drug addicts? Hollywood self-absorbed types do not deserve it. This woman does. POWER TO YOU!!!!

  3. 3

    Whatever happened to the Bull Dyke teachers at Oprah's school ?
    Have they been put in prison,victim families paid off ?

    I find Oprah the biggest phony , and now she gearing up her female following, to get out and vote for Obama again

  4. 4

    she is nutz, lets give her the award:0

  5. 5

    Oprah uses any & everyone she can….VULTURE!

  6. 6

    Good for her!

  7. 7

    Jaycee is an incredible woman.
    Oprah got really fat.