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Natalee Holloway's Mother Speaks at Women's Symposium

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Beth Holloway, mother of Natalee Holloway, spoke with reporters before her presentation at the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce Women's Symposium Friday afternoon.

Natalee Holloway went missing in May of 2005 while on a high school senior trip in Aruba. Natalee's body was never recovered and she was later declared deceased.

In her previous career Beth Holloway was a speech pathologist. She says she now uses those skills as an educator to help in her effort to spread the word about personal travel safety in light of her daughter's disappearance.

Holloway took the time to tell News13 why she thinks her presentation is easy for parents to connect to. 

"Every parent could see themselves being me and they can envision that  and it's so relatable because it can happen to anyone," said Holloway. "So, I think they can instantly relate to it because they can see Natalee as their child and they can see me as themselves."

Holloway says friends, family, and faith has been her saving grace on her journey in remembering her daughter Natalee.

"I will always be traveling through this journey, it's not something I will overcome," said Holloway. "But, it was something, it is something, that I'm coming through continuously everyday.

"Family, friends, and faith have been the substance in sustaining me."  

Beth will celebrate her birthday tomorrow and will be leaving after her presentation to celebrate with family.