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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jaycee Lee Dugard Has Started Writing Book Says Pastor

Feb. 12 2010, Published 4:17 a.m. ET

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As reported earlier, Jaycee Lee Dugard and her family are in such financial straits that a local church is paying her rent. Now, has learned that she is currently keeping a journal for a new book which will hopefully offset some of her family's financial woes.

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“She has a diary and a time line and she has started to make notes and her main message is: I want to be free – I want to be free," Pastor Daniel Larson from the East Bay Fellowship- which has raised more than $13,000 for the family- told exclusively.

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The Danville church – which has a 2500 strong congregation - has paid Dugard’s rent for the past four months and is actively trying to raise more money for the family who are living at a safe, private and rural location not that far from where she was held captive in Antioch. (If you want to donate to the church's trust for the family, click here.)

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The church also helps in the family in smaller ways.  “Several months ago some jewelry was left in the church and after it wasn’t claimed at the police station the church decided to donate it to Jaycee and her family," Larson added. “When it came to light that they were having financial difficulties, our main pastors Cliff and Mari Hanes asked the congregation to start donating jewelry and other items and it has just snowballed from there."

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Larson thinks the book project will help Jaycee heal. “I think that ultimately writing a book about her experience will be good for Jaycee because she has been put through a terrible ordeal."



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