Epilepsy Healed

In walking to town I often passed a little shoe shop, and noticed the owner, a young man, who attracted me at first by a fancied resemblance to a younger brother. One day my husband was about to leave the house with a pair of shoes that needed mending. I asked him, "Why not take them to the little shop on 11th Street. The young man does not seem to have much work, and it will help him." That afternoon I was out with my husband, and about six o'clock we stopped to get the shoes. I noticed the young man looked disfigured, one side of his face was raw as though it had been beaten or he had had a very bad fall. In answer as to whether the shoes were ready he said yes, but it was a wonder that they were, as he was subject to fits, and while at work had fallen fallen and lain on the floor unconscious for a long time. He then went on to tell that he could not keep a job of any kind working for others, owing to the malady with which he was afflicted, that he had doctored and doctored but could get no relief, and, as the tears rolled down his cheeks, he said he wished he were dead, he could not earn enouth to support himself, and could barely make his most necessary expenses. He said one day he fell on the street and was allowed to lie there for hours, the passers-by thinking him intoxicated.

My heart overflowed with pity for him, I did want so much to tell him of Christian Science, but my experience had many times been such in similar cases that I hesitated. Finally I told him I knew he could be healed if he were willing to accept help in Christian Science. He knew nothing regarding this great Truth, but before we left we gave him the name and address of a prominent healer, and he promised to go there at once. He did so, and was completely healed in a very short time. He gave up his little shop and is now engaged in regular employment. He is the picture of health and happiness, and is a very faithful attendant at Christian Science Church services.

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