I am writing this testimony with an honest desire to help...

I am writing this testimony with an honest desire to help someone who may be brought face to face, as I was, with a disease supposedly incurable, and to express in a small way my gratitude for Christian Science.

In May, 1909, two physicians and a surgeon told me that a growth on my body was cancer. I was terribly frightened and without hope, because an aunt and my grandmother had passed on with that disease and I had helped to care for others suffering from this malady in a well-known hospital training school for nurses, from which I graduated. Although I had no hope that an operation would help me, I did not know what else to do, so all arrangements were made for me to go to the hospital. The day before the date set, a friend who had heard me talking about the proposed operation, sent word he would like to have me try Christian Science first, for he knew others had been healed. I had heard of Christian Science only once before. Eight years previous to this a woman who had a room where I lived came to me and told me she had been healed that day by Christian Science treatment of a disease she had had for eighteen years. I shall never forget the joy expressed in her face.

Instead of going to the hospital the next day, I went to a Christian Science practitioner and was healed of the terrible pain during the first treatment. The practitioner explained creation, showing me that the record in the first chapter of Genesis is of the real and only creation, that God had made good only, and that disease was not made by Him. What a revelation! Because I thought this disease was hereditary, he kindly and very clearly convinced me that I need not fear, for God had made no such law. I was told to get "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and if, when I read, I came to something that I did not understand or that was contrary to what I had been taught, not to be disturbed, for I would understand later. I was happy and free after that first visit, but I went to his office every day to have more of the truth explained to me. The Bible was becoming a new book to me, and within three weeks every manifestation of the disease was gone. No one except those who have had such an experience can know how grateful I am to Mrs. Eddy for Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
Joyfully I wish to express my gratitude to God, who in...
December 10, 1938

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