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Miracles Woman Survives Seven Weeks on Candy Royal Canadian Mounted Police via The Canadian Press / AP Photo

Woman Survives Seven Weeks on Candy

A Canadian woman survived for seven weeks on candy after her car became stranded in mud in a remote section of Nevada. Rita Chretien and her husband had set out for a road trip from British Columbia to Las Vegas; their car became stuck in mud after a wrong turn in a remote part of northwest Nevada. Chretien’s husband, Albert, set out for help on March 22 and has not been seen since. Rita, meanwhile, survived by rationing out trail mix and candy. She kept herself sane by reading books, praying, and writing in journals.

May 9, 2011 2:53 AM