Elizabeth Smart's Road to Happiness

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

A SMART ACT

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."