Words fail to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science...

Words fail to express my gratitude for all that Christian Science has done for me. From early childhood I had been very delicate, and had been constantly under the care of doctors. I left two hospitals as incurable, suffering from a diseased organ, bladder trouble, St. Vitus's dance, and chronic neurasthenia. In the spring of 1922 I became a chronic invalid, after many specialists had been consulted. Three years later I became unconscious. I lay in this condition a year and eight months with no possible chance of recovery. The trouble was diagnosed as tumor on the brain, which caused me to be blind, deaf, and dumb. In this condition, materia medica could do nothing for me.

My mother was advised to put me into an asylum, but this she was unwilling to do. She promised the doctors that she would never leave me, and for five years she faithfully nursed me. During the whole of this time I was attended by doctors, who administered increasing doses of morphia daily for two years. It was then that a Christian Scientist called at our home and asked my mother to try Christian Science, as she was sure it could heal me. My mother refused, saying that everything possible had been tried.

A few weeks later, when the doctor called, he gave very little hope of my living through the day. The lady again begged my mother to try Christian Science, and, feeling it was the last resource, she said she would. A practitioner was telephoned for and at once lovingly came to my aid. After a few weeks of faithful work I was able to speak, hear, and to get up a little. Being now able to understand something of what was said to me I was most anxious to learn more of this great truth and loved to have people read to me from the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. One evening when the practitioner and the lady who had been so very helpful to me came in to go through the Lesson-Sermon, they gave me the Bible to hold so that I might feel I was helping with the Lesson. Restlessly turning over the pages I found my self reading these words: "Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him." Oh! the joy of being able to see once again was indeed wonderful; it was like being born again.

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Testimony of Healing
As a Christian Scientist I should like to give the following...
January 11, 1930

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