Eleven years ago I was healed, through Christian Science...

Eleven years ago I was healed, through Christian Science, of curvature of the spine, from which I had suffered since childhood. I had been under the doctor's care for that and many other illnesses to which I seemed heir, but received no permanent help. For several years I wore plaster casts, and underwent various treatments which are customarily given for spinal trouble. The doctor said my only hope was that with care I might outgrow the difficulty to a great extent, but never entirely. Everything was done to make things easy and comfortable for me, and I seemed to grow stronger. Finally in 1907, while in a teacher's training school, I overworked, and the difficulty returned in a worse form than before. I suffered continually and was in a terrible state both mentally and physically.

We had a dear friend who had been healed through Christian Science of a very critical spinal trouble after having been given up by doctors all over the country. My family said that if Christian Science could help her it could help me, and why not try it? I was not ready to do so, but when I realized that I was constantly growing worse and had lost all hope in materia medica, I went to Boston to visit this friend. I did not ask for treatment, but I found peace and harmony in that home and in the lives of these dear friends, such as I had never known. I had several long talks with them in which many questions were answered regarding Christian Science. I also attended the church services and commenced to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. Within one week I was healed and I returned to my home. That was over eleven years ago. Since that time there has never been any return of the trouble, and I have been able to perform all kinds of hard physical labor with no difficulty. I have also been healed of severe bilious attacks, headache, earache, toothache, colds, and various other ailments. Six years ago a great sorrow came into my life in the passing on of one who was very near and dear to us, but Christian Science enabled me to rise above this, into the realization that in Truth there is no separation. Slight colds and other ailments have been entirely overcome for our small child through Christian Science. He cut all his teeth with no pain or difficulty whatever, and is a perfectly happy, healthy boy.

I had always been very skeptical, and the last few years before becoming interested in Christian Science I sometimes doubted if there was a God, because I was so unhappy and suffered so intensely at times. Christian Science has taught me that there is a God who is Love, omnipotent and omnipresent, who heals all our diseases. I have learned to love the Bible and to read it understandingly, and no words can express my gratitude to God for the peace and joy which have come into my life and into the lives of my family. I am most grateful to Mrs. Eddy for giving this great truth to the world.

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March 15, 1919

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