About twelve years ago, while climbing a tree in quest...

About twelve years ago, while climbing a tree in quest of some young owls which I wanted for pets, I was badly scratched by the parent bird, so that my eyes were seriously injured. A doctor was called, who did all in his power to relieve my suffering. My eyes healed, leaving me with sufficient sight to get around, but not enough to read the largest headings in the newspapers. About a year later an optician fitted me with glasses with which I could see to read the smallest test type. I wore these glasses for about three and a half years, when my eyes began failing, and one morning I awoke almost entirely blind, so that I could not find my way around in the house. At this point my father took me to an oculist in Tampa, who after a careful examination said he could do nothing for me. and that the worst had not come, that I would shortly experience such intense pain that it would be necessary to have one eye extracted. With this for encouragement we returned home, and I resolved to die rather than submit to an operation. A little later another doctor was consulted, but he gave me very little encouragement, so I did not take his treatment.

At length I was told that there was a Christian Science practitioner in town and advised to go to her, which I did the next day. I was wearing colored glasses and a heavy shade over my eyes, and the practitioner told me to remove the shade, also the glasses, which I did without any inconvenience whatever. My sight gained somewhat, but not steadily, and after taking treatment for about eighteen months I became dissatisfied and decided to change, which I did with excellent results. I began to gain at once, and after about two months' treatment I could see to read, and in six months I was collecting natural science specimens along the Florida coast, making trips of one hundred miles in a small sailboat by myself, and on what was to me a strange part of the coast. I could see the buildings nine miles distant, and can see to read the smallest test type. Although my sight is not yet perfect, it is so much better than I ever expected it could be, that I thank God with all my heart for His message to the present age through Mrs. Eddy.—Homer M. Mohr, Lealman, Fla.

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Testimony of Healing
I am more grateful for Christian Science than I know...
December 8, 1906

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