Lori Poland was abducted at the age of three but was found alive three days later.
In 1983, Lori Poland, a three-year-old girl from Denver, Colorado, was kidnapped from her front yard. The abductor, a man named David Anderson, took her to a rural area about 20 miles away from her home and left her in a pit toilet in a deserted outhouse. Miraculously, Lori survived the ordeal. She was discovered by birdwatchers who heard her cries for help. After her rescue, she was reunited with her family.
The traumatic experience had a profound impact on Lori’s life. Despite the challenges she faced following her abduction and rescue, Lori Poland has dedicated her life to helping others. She became a mental health therapist and is an advocate for children’s safety and well-being. In 2015, she co-founded the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN), which aims to change the way society discusses and addresses child abuse. Lori’s story is not only one of survival but also of resilience and commitment to making a positive difference in the world.