It is with a heart full of gratitude that I write of my healing...

It is with a heart full of gratitude that I write of my healing through Christian Science. I had been a delicate child, and as the years passed I grew more so. I suffered almost continually from bronchitis, catarrh of the stomach, and other ailments. For ten years I was a great sufferer; treatment from three of the best physicians of San Antonio giving me only temporary relief. All said that I would never be a well woman. In 1898 I was confined to my bed, and any motion caused sinking-spells. Five good physicians were called in at different times, and all agreed that my trouble was aneurism of the aorta. One, our family physician for twelve years, advised my going to Chicago for an operation, saying I had at most only a few years of miserable existence, and that I was liable to die at any moment. Others said an operation would be useless, that no honest physician would try it. My husband had passed on a few months before, leaving me with four children to care for.

I had been a Bible student from childhood, and an active member of an orthodox church for many years. One night as I read my Bible I came to where the leper asked Jesus to heal him. The thought then came that God could heal me if He would, and this thought stayed with me. A great desire was ever present to go to San Antonio, so all arrangements were made, and my will was written in case I did not return alive. My daughter wrote to a friend in San Antonio, telling her my condition and what the doctors had said. She replied that every preparation would be made but that I would not die; I would have Christian Science treatment and get well. I knew nothing of it, but I seemed to see a faint ray of hope. A few hours after arriving, a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, was given me to read. What a revelation! I read almost day and night, and in a few days I was able to sit up and dress myself. I then had three weeks' treatment, and during the last week called upon my friends, telling them the wonderful good tidings,—that the Christ is with us to-day, to heal.

I am a perfectly well woman, have not had a physician or a dose of medicine for myself or four children since April, 1898. I can walk miles; run up and down stairs; do any housework necessary, and require very little sleep or rest. The fruits of Spirit are joy and peace; these I have in living daily the truth as taught by our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with grateful heart that I acknowledge to the world...
June 9, 1906

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