LDS Woman Shares Trials, Testimony Through Viral Blog Post

Julie Toone, of Bluffdale, Utah, wrote a blog post on overcoming trials more than a year ago and recently posted it in a closed Facebook group for widows who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in response to a group member's situation.

Within weeks after being posted to the group, the post had more than 560,000 views andcounting through people sharing it on the social networking site.

In her post, which begins “My name is Julie ...” and is on her blog at breakingthesilence-cam.blogspot.com, she tells the story of how she tragically lost her husband, Jake, in a work-related accident in January 2004, when she was only 26 years old. She originally wrote the now-popular post as a contribution to mynameisjacy.com before posting it on her own blog.

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