How a Band of Brave Women, Led by Elizabeth Smart, Are Coming Together to Help Jayme Closs Heal

Playing How Elizabeth Smart Is Helping Jayme Closs After Kidnapping Ordeal

It's a sisterhood unlike any other: The brave women all made headlines after they were kidnapped and held against their will. 

They spoke out in a TV special, "Smart Justice," to help Jayme Closs, who spent nearly 90 days in captivity before escaping after Jake Patterson killed her parents and kidnapped her.

"You can never say 'mom' again," said Sarah Maynard, who was kidnapped by Matthew Hoffman in 2010 and held for four days. Hoffman killed her mother and brother when he took her, as well as a neighbor.

"It's the worst feeling in the world. They didn't just die, their lives were brutally taken. It made me become a really strong woman.  It made me become a really strong mother. 

The Lifetime special was hosted by Elizabeth Smart, who was just 14 years old when she was kidnapped in 2002. She was found alive nine months later. 

They all came together in the hopes that their shared traumatic experiences can help Jayme overcome her ordeal. 

"My mission is simple: Help Jayme move forward and heal," said Smart. 

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