I feel that I should be as the nine lepers if I failed to...

I feel that I should be as the nine lepers if I failed to give public expression to my deep thankfulness to God, and my gratitude to Mrs. Eddy, through whom the healing truth has come to me in the teachings of Christian Science. A year and a half ago I had come to feel utterly discouraged, as the drugs, dieting, etc., by which I had tried to keep up my strength for years, all had failed to help me. There appeared to be nothing left to try but a long term in some sanitarium, and even that seemed a doubtful experiment as one eminent doctor had told me that Carlsbad was my only hope.

I knew a little of Christian Science and what it had done for some people, and I decided to try it as a last despairing effort. After the first treatment I felt much better in body and greatly encouraged. For about a month I went to the practitioner twice a week, and at the end of that time was a very different person, both physically and mentally. Then the practitioner asked me if I would not like to remove the eye-glasses which I had worn for nearly nine years. This seemed almost too good to be true, but in less than ten days from that time I was able to lay aside both eye-glasses and the spectacles which I had worn for reading. During the nine years I had had almost constant treatment from oculists of wide reputation. Altogether I had tried four, and had been fitted with many kinds of lenses, but my eyes had gone from bad to worse, until they had become practically useless for any reading or sewing and had caused me great pain. I was told that I had defective vision, a most persistent case of granulated lids, was very far-sighted, and was also developing a very serious disease of the ball of the eye. I also suffered almost constantly and often severely from neuralgia. From all of these troubles, however, I was healed in about ten days, and put away eight pairs of eye-glasses and spectacles. For the last seventeen months I have used my eyes in any way and for any length of time, which was something I had never been able to do with my glasses. As I have always been very fond of reading and using my eyes constantly, my gratitude is too deep for words to express.

Last Christmas eve my fifteen-year-old son injured his ankle very severely. He was in the greatest agony, and his ankle was dreadfully swollen. I telephoned at once to a Christian Science practitioner, and in about half an hour my son was able to go upstairs to bed with slight assistance. He slept all night, and came down to breakfast with only the aid of a cane. The ankle was absolutely normal in size and there was no discoloration. He still complained of a slight soreness, but after a second absent treatment that morning he was able to throw aside his cane and be out all over the neighborhood with the other boys. How different our Christmas might have been had we not known this healing truth, for I have lively recollections of days in bed and weeks of inactivity from less severe injuries.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to pass along to others something of the light,...
January 6, 1912

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