As soon as I began walking, my parents saw that I was...

As soon as I began walking, my parents saw that I was lame, but took no notice of it. When I was about five years of age, as I was still lame, my parents saw several physicians who were considered the best for that kind of trouble, and they all answered that as it was from birth, it was incurable, that my mother must have had a bad fall before my birth which had prevented the jointing of the hip in its natural place. My mother had in fact been thrown out of a carriage before my birth and had been laid up for several days. I had then to resign myself to the prospect of being lame for life, a very painful condition, which made me inferior to others in my work.

About a year and a half ago, some one spoke to me of Christian Science. I accepted it with enthusiasm, not because I thought of deriving benefit for my physical ills, but because it gave me such peace and joy. Very soon, however, I began treating myself for my ailment, and about three months ago, I heard some one say, "You are walking like everybody else now!" I have heard the same exclamation from all those who knew me before my healing.

Testimony of Healing
It is generally believed that members of my trade drink...
August 13, 1904

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