Aisha Gaddafi fled Libya in August as opposition forces closed in on Tripoli.
Ms Jones does not condemn Mohammed for having sex with Aisha at the age of nine.
Those strides were obvious to those who visited with Aisha in Afghanistan.
She remembers in particular one night around 10 p.m., when Aisha told her she was hungry.
Al-Sharif urged Aisha to get herself a car, and she mustered up the courage to have someone buy her one with darkly smoked glass.
They never even inquired about getting a deposition in the United States from Aisha herself.
For those who have helped to care for Aisha during the last few months, it has been a wild ride.
“I just want Aisha to be able to grow up stronger than I am,” Jobe said.
Her name is Seda Dudurkaeva, although now she goes by the name Aisha.
None of this progress, however, means that Aisha is yet ready for surgery, according to doctors.