Owing to an accident while skating when twelve years...

Owing to an accident while skating when twelve years old, I suddenly had to exchange a life of happy work and activity for one of stillness and constant pain. For fifteen years I submitted to operations, surgical appliances, and treatments of all kinds, and at last was sufficiently healed so that I was able to walk and to live to some extent an ordinary life, a great surgeon telling me that the cure was mainly brought about by my determination to get well.

Then began what seemed worse to bear; for the years of inactivity and medicine-taking were said to have ruined my nervous and digestive systems, and life became an almost unbearable burden. I went from one nerve and diet specialist to another without receiving any lasting benefit; no new treatment or fad was left untried, but the result was always the same,—a slight improvement at the beginning, because of the fresh hope with which I was inspired, and in a short time a return of the old conditions, which gradually became more serious and confirmed.

Testimony of Healing
Perhaps nothing tests one more than to preserve a mental...
June 13, 1925

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