WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The one woman who may best know what those three Cleveland women are going through spoke out tonight at the Hope Awards Gala organized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at the Ritz Carlton in Northwest D.C.
The timing of this event couldn't be more fortunate. Many of the people who fight for missing persons and several victims themselves attended.
But, two of the honorees that know best what the Cleveland women are going through are Jaycee Dugard, who was held captive for 18 years, and her mother.
Jaycee Dugard opened her short speech with this, "What an amazing time to be talking about hope, with everything that's happening."
"Another miracle happened, yesterday," said Jaycee's mother, Terry Probyn, "and three girls are alive, and I feel the same relief and joy that I felt when Jaycee was returned to me after 18 hellish years."