Children’s Advocacy Center celebrates 10th anniversary

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart spoke at the Children’s Advocacy Center’s 10th anniversary in York.

The center first opened its doors in 2006. Since then, over 3,600 children have received help.

Smart told her story of abduction and recovery and continues to motivate police, parents, and leaders around the world.

“It’s not so much what happens to you that makes the difference in who you are,” she said. “It’s what you decide to do with the choices you make after something happens to you.”

Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City home in 2002. She was rescued nine months later when information surfaced on her whereabouts.

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