At the end of her talk in the Xfinity conference center, Elizabeth Smart quoted her mother’s advice to victims, saying “It’s not what happens to us that defines us. It’s what we do next.” She said her mother also told her that the best punishment for her captors is for her live a happy life. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

At the end of her talk in the Xfinity conference center, Elizabeth Smart quoted her mother’s advice to victims, saying “It’s not what happens to us that defines us. It’s what we do next.” She said her mother also told her that the best punishment for her captors is for her live a happy life. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

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