Elizabeth Smart is known as “the girl who was kidnapped,” but she's really a survivor who is very much in control of her own experience and future.
Maggie Doyne took a gap year when she was 18 and volunteered in Nepal. That's when she met the orphan girl who changed her world.
Deserae Turner was shot in the head by boys she thought were her friends. Two years later, she's embracing her recovery and walking as Homecoming Queen.
When Monique Smith-Person found out she had been abducted as a baby, she dedicated her life to helping other lost kids, but never gave up on her own family.
When Ryan Estis encountered Lily Olsen, working as an airport barista, she gave him an unexpected serving of happiness that changed his life.
When this 10-year-old girl couldn't get to her class field trip in her wheelchair, her teacher offered to carry her on his back.
Jonathan Coronado found out he was a match to be a kidney donor for his then 13-year-old sister, only he was too overweight to qualify.