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I wish to thank God, thank Him with all my heart, for all the good I have received through Christian Science. In October, 1918, I suffered from an attack of the grippe, which was followed by a severe nervous breakdown. From the human point of view I was very ill indeed. However, everything now lies behind me like a bad dream. I only know that I had but one wish—to die—which tormented me greatly in the sleepless nights which I passed. Until the middle of July, I was being moved about in a wheel chair; and then the doctor prescribed a cure at some medicinal spring. Traveling proved a very painful performance for me: I had to be carried at the railway stations and into every train. I was away until the end of November; but my condition was improved only slightly, and soon I had to be wheeled about again. A reaction set in, and during the winter walking became more difficult for me every month.

At Easter, 1920, I heard of Christian Science for the first time. I was ready immediately to try it. Of course, I gave up the doctor. Until that time I had received electric treatment and many injections. On April 29 I had my first Christian Science treatment. To begin with there was no improvement, but soon there came the mental healing. It was wonderful how light and joyous of heart I became, just as if a great weight had been lifted off me. Then followed the physical healing. That Christian Science is true I could see in the fact that my physical healing progressed in proportion to my understanding of this Science. When I had read something which I understood well, I felt that I had made further progress, and was, accordingly, able to walk better. The healing came, quite contrary to the declarations of the doctor. There was almost daily improvement in the walking; and after June 9 the wheel chair became unnecessary. The healing, consequently, had been effected in barely six weeks, whereas I had been unable to walk for almost twenty-one months. To us and to our friends it seemed like a miracle, and they all greatly rejoiced with us. I was exceedingly happy, and cannot be too grateful for this healing.

Of course, I was freed from many other difficulties which were connected with this illness. One phase had been particularly troublesome, and I was at a loss to understand it. I had great difficulty in waking up after my afternoon nap. Almost every time, I had to fight for about two hours to get back my senses. I cannot say how glad I was when at last Christian Science freed me from this hypnotic condition. Christian Science has given me much indeed, not only my wonderful healing, but also hours of inward quietness, peace, and rejoicing. I had not formerly known such hours.

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Testimony of Healing
"The people that walked in darkness have seen a great...
June 2, 1923

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