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A moving presentation encouraging women to take control of their health as Elizabeth Smart spoke in Galesburg. 

"Everyone is faced with trials at one time or another in their life, so I would just like to help give hope that you can overcome them and you can go on to be happy again," said Smart.

Words of strength from a survivor as Smart spoke at the Galesburg Cottage Hospital's Healthy Woman Program. 
      
It's an initiative dedicated to improving the emotional and physical well-being of women and their families. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months. 
     
She says she hopes her recovery will inspire those living with abuse and other challenges.