For thirteen weeks I had been forced to lie on my back...

For thirteen weeks I had been forced to lie on my back with what the doctor termed rheumatic fever, phlebitis, and cancer of the liver. According to the medical faculty, my case appeared hopeless. I was heavily wrapped in flannel bandages and unable to move. I was just becoming interested in Christian Science, but did not know how to apply the little that I had read. My books were all kept from me, and there was nobody in my home town who could speak with me of the truth that frees.

Not hearing from me for several weeks, a friend wrote and asked what was the cause of my slackness. Despite the bandages on my hands, I wrote a few words to that friend. What I wrote or how I wrote, I do not know, but it was sufficient for her to ask a friend in London to pay me a visit. This friend, she knew, would raise me from the "slough of despond."

Testimony of Healing
The testimonies in the periodicals are always so refreshing...
May 28, 1938

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