It is with a heart full of gratitude for what Christian Science...

It is with a heart full of gratitude for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me, that I give this testimony. For sixteen years I had suffered from a severe form of heart disease, so complicated and baffling that we turned from the regular practising physician to specialists, trying first one, then another, till each in turn had said he could do nothing for me. At this point I felt that if the physician then attending me should give me up, there was indeed no chance for me, as everything had been done that medical science could do.

Finally this dreaded day came. I had been ill for two weeks, had eaten nothing in that time, and when the pain and difficulty of breathing ceased, sinking-spells set in. The doctor had been with me several times during the day, each time changing the medicine. It was in August and a very warm day, so I was brought out on the veranda. In the afternoon at two o'clock the doctor came again, and this time I saw he had given up hope. I was young and clung to life, but it seemed now that all was over. He left me, saying he would return in an hour. As he reached his carriage I saw my next-door neighbor, a stranger to me, speaking with him. After a few moments she turned and came to me, saying that she knew my physician and he had said she might sit with me. She then introduced the subject of Christian Science, telling me of its benefits till five o'clock. All this time I was having sinking-spells every few minutes, so that considerable of her talk escaped me; but still I got a little, and after a while I noticed that I had been seeing her for some time and was hearing all she said. I realized that I was better, but gave no credit to Science.

Finally she asked if I would let her come to me if another attack of the heart trouble should occur, and I said I would. She then walked to the end of the veranda, and I got up and followed her to say good-by. I was unconscious of having done this, until she had left me, saying, "Now I would eat a nice supper ; just the things you would like the best." This seemed absurd, for I had no appetite, and besides I was too weak to get supper as the practitioner had suggested. I reasoned that my neighbor was stranger and very unsympathetic, but as she walked into her house I walked into mine and to the kitchen, where I began to make hot biscuit, and suddenly felt intensely hungry. My husband came in at this point, and I had great difficulty in proving to him that I was all right and not mentally unbalanced. He had left me too weak to walk across the floor, and to see me with bright eyes, hungry, and as strong as ever, was more than he could understand; but when later I spoke of Christian Science, he was more than willing for me to try it. Even the physician seconded my taking it up, for as he said, no human power could help me. I am now entirely free from the attacks, and in the six years of this study both my husband and myself have been freed of several ills.

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Testimony of Healing
Like so many others I have been delivered from the...
August 14, 1909

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