At the age of ten a disease of the bone developed in my...

At the age of ten a disease of the bone developed in my left leg. The bone came away in pieces, but after fifteen months I could walk again. Several years later, however, the trouble returned in a more obstinate form. Prominent medical men of the United States pronounced the case incurable, and agreed that an operation, or even amputation, would do no good, as the trouble would break out elsewhere. They told me I would never walk again. Years of suffering followed, other complications being added, such as lung, stomach, and heart trouble. Prolonged yearly visits to celebrated Virginia springs afforded no relief, and six months under a noted osteopath proved fruitless. For nearly five years I was trying to reconcile myself to crutches and an invalid's chair, until death should release me, and then it was that I heard from a friend who had been healed by Christian Science, and I was led to try it. On two crutches and wearing only one shoe, I went about two hundred miles to a practitioner in Richmond, Va., in October, 1904. After the second treatment the swelling in my foot vanished, and I put on a shoe for the first time in four and a half years. In two weeks and a half I discarded my crutches, and have not used them since, now ten months. I am no longer afraid of disease, either of the bone or of the lungs, and have had not even a bad cold during the whole of the past severe winter. After twenty months I am in perfect health, but greater far than the physical healing is the fact that I am learning to know my relation to God and man's inheritance as His child, His image and likeness. I am daily striving to be worthy of the name Christian Scientist.

Mrs. Ollie Nace Leslie, Nace, Va.

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