Elizabeth Smart…A Survivor’s Voice Of Hope

The Desert Springs Resort & Spa held the 2019 Champion Honors Luncheon, honoring 2002 abuse and kidnap survivor Elizabeth Smart as its 2019 Champion. Smart, now 31, was at the center of a horrific abduction story at the age of 14, and now raises awareness and advocates for stricter legislation when it comes to child predators and abuse.

Co-chair of the 2019 Champion Honors Luncheon and event sponsor Harold Matzner, spoke of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, a safe place in the desert for children going through similar abuse:  “There is nothing more heartwarming to see these kids following their treatment and counseling, significantly improving and regaining their self-esteem and self-respect…”

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