Elizabeth Smart's Road to Happiness

Revisit her inspiring journey from kidnap victim to heroic advocate to new mom


With her parents looking on, Smart applauds President George W. Bush, who signs the Protect Act, a bill to create a nationwide Amber Alert system for abducted children, in the White House Rose Garden in April 2003. "No family should ever have to endure the nightmare of losing a child," President Bush says. "Our nation will fight threats against our children."