Elizabeth Smart was just 14 when she was kidnapped from her bedroom 6 years ago, but says she emerged from the 9-month ordeal unscathed. People profiles the 20-year-old, now a music major at Brigham Young University, who says, "I feel so lucky to be here. From the day I came home, I haven't wasted time looking back."
"I feel so fortunate that I was able to come through this unscarred. I want to tell other people, 'Don't give up. Miracles do happen,' " she tells the magazine. "I'm not sorry this happened to me anymore, because it made me grow up."