Lisa says Laura came home a different person. "She's someone who worked herself so ragged that she developed ulcers from stress. She's come back now with such a beautiful appreciation of life," Lisa says. "But there certainly isn't a day that goes by—even now, more than a month since their release—that she isn't thinking about it."
Lisa says Laura also maintains she was treated fairly in detainment. "She actually established some relationships with her immediate captors that were somewhat beautiful. She came to care about them, and they came to care about her," Lisa says. "That really is a testament, I think, to the human spirit."