Where Are They Now?

UPDATED 02/28/2011 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/28/2011 at 01:00 AM EST

They've walked red carpets, led a Walt Disney World parade and attended an English soccer game. But four months after their rescue, the miners remain haunted. "Some are doing better than others," says Franklin, "but they have nightmares. They sleep with the lights on." And so far they haven't been able to cash in on their ordeal. With book and movie deals months-if not years-away, many struggle to make ends meet." Their fame and fortune is more myth than reality," says Franklin. "Most of them will be anonymous within a few months." Although they filed a lawsuit against the mine, the litigation is expected to take years and net them only a five-figure settlement. With families to feed, many have returned to their homes in Chile and plan to head back to the mines.

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