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Doll Inspired Autistic Girl's Journey

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Reading the "Lanie" book was the beginning of a wild adventure for Nadia Bloom.

Before Nadia Bloom went missing, she read an American Girl book called "Lanie," the story of a 10-year-old girl who explores her backyard and documents what she sees.

The "Lanie" website reads, "Lanie loves science facts and wildlife and is definitely a girl with 'outside genes,' but the rest of her family prefers to stay at home -- and indoors! When her Aunt Hannah encourages her to start gardening, bird-watching and camping in her own backyard, Lanie realizes outdoor adventure is all around her."

Nadia, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, disappeared into an alligator-infested Florida swamp near her home for four days, armed with a new video camera in her backpack to document her adventures. Thankfully, she was found alive and well yesterday.

Her rescuer, James King, spoke to "Today" this morning:

We're so thankful this story had a happy ending!

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DeAnn Thompson April 18, 2010, 11:03 AM

Incredible story, wept and choked up. Before I had even heard this story, I stated how it was this girls faith that kept her going and alive!! I was right. It’s good to know we have so many other believers in the world!!! AMEN and AMEN!!! :)

uebernachtung guenstig in hannover buchen December 8, 2010, 6:23 AM

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