Jaycee Dugard Reappearance Gives McCann’s Fresh Hope
After 18 long years in captivity and giving birth to two children all alone, Jaycee Duggard is living proof that there is hope for all those with loved ones missing.
The news of Dugard’s incredible story has been welcomed dearly by the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann. It has been over four years since Madeleine disappeared in Praya da Luz Portugal, but Kate and Gerry McCann have never given up hope of finding their beloved daughter.
Even those who strongly believe that Madeleine may never come home, cannot deny the McCann’s from taking some hope from this amazing woman’s escape from hell.There are similarities between the two cases, albeit Madeleine was a lot younger that Jaycee when she went missing.
During Jaycee’s first television interview with ABC News, she told the world of the terrible ordeal she was put through by evil monster Phillip Garrido. Miss Dugard was forced into giving birth at the tender age of fourteen, while having one hand handcuffed and being all alone in a dingy shed in Garrido’s back garden.
In a way it was a blessing in disguise, as it gave the then innocent young girl hope and companionship during her 18 year ordeal.
"She was beautiful. I felt like I wasn't alone anymore," stated Miss Dugard.
"(I) had somebody else who was mine and I wasn't alone and I knew I could never let anything happen to her."
Jaycee Dugard’s nightmare ordeal finally came to an end in 2009, when Garrido opted to bring her and her daughters to a parole meeting, before being found out by police. Garrido has since been jailed for 431 years, with his wife Nancy also facing a life imprisonment behind bars.Continued on the next page