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Kidnap Victim Jaycee Dugard Finally Speaks

For the first time since her rescue from 18 years in captivity, Jaycee Dugard is speaking on national television.

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The 29-year-old appeared on "Good Morning America" Friday morning with her family, People.com reports.

"Hi. I'm Jaycee," she said to the camera. "I want to thank you for your support and I'm doing well ... It's been a long haul, but I'm getting there."

During the segment, Dugard baked cookies with her mother, Terry Probyn, 50, and half-sister, Shayna, 19, laughing and showing how her life has moved on.

Jaycee's mother says of the clips, "We released this video so that you can see that we're happy and well and when we have more to share we will," adding, "As a mother I am pleading for our privacy in this very public story. It is our desire to share the miracle with the world, but it must be done on our terms."

Dugard lives in seclusion with Probyn and the two daughters (Angel, 15, and Starlit, 11) fathered by her alleged kidnapper, Phillip Garrido.