It is with a spirit of great thanksgiving that I give this...

It is with a spirit of great thanksgiving that I give this testimony, in the hope that it may help some one. Our boy was born in July, 1915. When he was just starting to walk he rolled off the bed. He cried continuously for about five hours. I called the doctor, and after making an examination he said there seemed to be nothing the matter,—but the baby went from bad to worse. He could not move his legs without nearly going into spasms, had a high fever, and refused to eat.

In our extremity we tried doctors of different schools and had X-rays taken, but to no avail. The child would not sleep for more than five or ten minutes at a time, and then only to wake up screaming with pain. The bowels refused to act without aid, and there was great distress from gas. At last the trouble in the back and legs became so acute we called a bone specialist, who after a severe examination ordered another X-ray to be taken. The next day he came with a lead pipe frame and proceeded to bind the baby into it. He said the child must lie in this frame for a year or a year and a half, and must not be raised to an upright position during that period; that he must not lie on a mattress or springs, but on boards covered with a blanket for a bed. He stated that he had found tubercular disease of the spine, and if this treatment was not absolutely adhered to the child would be a hunchback within a month. I could not make myself believe this, so I ordered the doctor away with his cruel frame till I could talk with my husband. We decided that rather than see our baby, who was then only eleven months old, suffer as he would in that frame we would see him a hunchback.

Conditions grew steadily worse and we finally employed a trained nurse, whose chart showed that the child had only one hour's sleep in twenty-four, at five or ten minute periods, neither would he take nourishment. He cried continually. After two weeks of this, with the doctor coming three times a day, I was told the little one could not live more than a few hours and must go to a hospital, where I would not see the end, for by that time I was a wreck mentally and physically. I could not give my consent to this, so the doctor said he would come back later—but he did not, for the help of a Christian Science practitioner was sought. To our surprise our baby slept most of that night and the fever vanished. In three days he was freed from the pain in his back and legs, the bowel condition was adjusted, and in two or three weeks the healing was complete. A month later we went into the mountains, leaving medicine and all material means out of reach. The child has never had a return of any of those symptoms, and his back is perfectly straight. He is normal in every way, and in fact above the average for a boy of his age.

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Testimony of Healing
I should like to express my gratitude for all the blessings...
June 7, 1919

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