Five years ago my mother was taken suddenly very ill...

Five years ago my mother was taken suddenly very ill and we sent for our family physician. After taking his medicines four weeks with no improvement, she decided to try Christian Science, and I wrote to a practitioner who had helped us years before, although at that time we regarded Science as nothing more than a remedy for physical ills. After three weeks' absent treatment, as she seemed no better, we had a practitioner come to our home. She remained with us three days. At this time my mother was in bed, unable to move without help, and could only lie in one position, as any other caused extreme suffering. The troubles were gravel, constipation, and tumor, the first-named caused her at times to scream with pain. The practitioner worked faithfully for her nearly two months, but with very little improvement, and then we decided that it would be best to go back to materia medica. A doctor was called, and we followed his instructions faithfully for four months, when he pronounced her case hopeless and refused to call again. We then tried a third physician three weeks; still she grew worse, and those who saw her thought her time her was very short. There were very large bed-sores on her back, and she could straighten neither her limbs nor her fingers. One of the doctors had said the fingers would never straighten. Such was her condition when she said, "We will go back to Christian Science, and stay by it." My sister then wrote to a practitioner, asking if she would take the case. She replied that she would if we were ready to drop all material remedies, and we were. The first improvement we noticed, was that mother rested better at night. In six weeks she began to sit up, and at the end of five months she was free from suffering and could take a few steps. We began to work out our own salvation, with the Bible and Science and Health, and for the past two and a half years my mother's health has been good. She does all the family housework except the washing, and I sometimes doubt if she stepped more sprightly at sixteen than she now does at seventy-four. I thank God, and our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, for Christian Science, the understanding of which enables us to do our own work.

Homer W. Clark, Remus, Mich.

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