Jaycee Lee Dugard
Kidnapping Survivor and Author
In 1991, Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped at the age of 11 by two strangers from a school bus stop in her hometown of Lake Tahoe, California. For 18 years, she survived years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her two assailants. In 2009, she was reunited with her family.
Ms. Dugard is now theNew York TimesBest Selling author of "A Stolen Life." Also, she began the JAYC Foundation, which stands for "Just Ask Yourself to Care."It believes that by empowering the whole family, you heal the central victim. Through education programs, reunification programs, traditional therapy, equine therapy and many other approaches, a treatment program is created specifically for each set of unique circumstances. The JAYC Foundation doesn't only work with abduction victims but also with bullying victims, soldiers returning from military deployment, police officers, victims of natural disasters and any others who seek help from traumatic experiences.
2015 Women's FIFA World Cup Champion
HOPE Award recipients provide a Head Start, Opportunity, Positive, Future and Education for children and are recognized for their outstanding efforts in making a difference in the lives of others.The 2015 HOPE Award recipient, Julie Johnston, is an Arizona Native and 2015 FIFA Woman's World Cup Champion.
Julie was the 2010 West Coast Conference (WCC) Freshman of the Year, the 2013 WCC Player of the Year, and a two-time All-American at Santa Clara University. After an outstanding effort as a member of the United States Women's National Soccer Team in the Algarve Cup, Julie earned a spot on the roster for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was named to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Team and nominated to be a finalist for the Golden Ball Award.
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