First Photo: Kidnap Survivor Jaycee Dugard Emerges from the Shadows

A captive for 18 years, the 29-year-old mother of two is rebuilding her life, one step at a time

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After being held against her will for 18 years, much of it in a backyard hell straight out of a horror film, Jaycee Dugard wants the world to know:

“I’m so happy to be back with my family,” she tells PEOPLE.

“They live a surprisingly normal life, considering the circumstances,” says Terry’s stepmother, Joan Curry.

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