My father had very poor health, and the belief in heredity...

My father had very poor health, and the belief in heredity was held over me from my birth. The physician who attended me said I had no vitality, that every organ was weak, that I must have fresh air and sunshine, if I was to be kept alive. While this advice was carried out, I could never attend school regularly or play like other children. I was always frail and sickly, and the fear of consumption was constantly held over me. Twelve years ago I had pneumonia for the second time, which left me in a weak state, also suffering mentally from the loss of both parents; then came a new trouble which the physician pronounced a tumor. This was treated nearly a year, and was followed by nervous prostration and terrible headaches. In the spring of 1894 I was sick in bed five weeks with a nurse in constant attendance. After various experiments I was taken to an eye specialist, who said that my eyes caused the headaches; that I must wear glasses constantly for two years.

In the winter of 1895 I became terribly discouraged. I asked the doctor if he could not help me, and he replied. "You will never be well, there is nothing that can cure you, but I will patch you up, and keep you as long as I can." I was suffering from extreme nervousness and constant pain. I could not use my arms to sew, neither could I lean back in a chair. I had given up hope of ever being any better, thinking I must die of consumption, when a cousin wrote me to try Christian Science. I knew nothing of it, only having heard it spoken of. We called on one of Mrs. Eddy's students, and after the second treatment I felt more quiet and rested better nights. The third time I saw her I left off my glasses, and I did not have headaches either. I was slow to give up my old thoughts, but as fast as I did so I gained, until I was well,—all the old troubles had disappeared entirely. I am well and strong, and feel that I never really knew what happiness was until I came into Christian Science. I am now able to help myself and others.

For all this words fail to express the gratitude I feel to God, and to Mrs. Eddy, who has shown us the way.

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Testimony of Healing
I became interested in Christian Science over two years...
June 9, 1906

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