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She was abused as a child. Decades later, she is sharing her story

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She was abused as a child. Decades later, she is sharing her story

Estelle Herndon is pictured with her book, “Finding His Strength.”

Estelle Herndon is pictured with her book, “Finding His Strength.”

Anisah Muhammad

Estelle Herndon is pictured with her book, “Finding His Strength.”

Anisah Muhammad

Anisah Muhammad

Estelle Herndon is pictured with her book, “Finding His Strength.”

For more than 50 years, Estelle Herndon kept a secret.

It took her 25 years to tell her husband, and now she is sharing her personal story with the world.

“A friend of mine in a Sunday school class, Karen Allen, just said everybody has a story, and they need to tell it,” said Herndon, 78. At one of the group meetings, Allen told everyone to write down their stories.

Herndon’s story was that her father sexually abused her for 10 years, from age 5 to 15 when she got married, Herndon said. In January 2017, she released a book called “Finding His Strength,” which details her personal journey toward God and her healing process.

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