When a young girl I came west to spend the summer...

When a young girl I came west to spend the summer in the Rocky Mountains with my brother and family. Within a month after my reaching this mountain-ranch resort, my brother passed on with spotted fever. At the same time his seventeen-months-old baby was stricken with cholera infantum, and it looked, for several weeks, as though she would also pass on. During these experiences two physicians were called from near-by cities, who faithfully and tirelessly attended them, day and night.

Previous to coming west I had seen my mother healed by Christian Science of what had been considered an incurable heart trouble. I had also been healed of pernicious anemia, and an attending physician said I was going into quick consumption. I had coughed almost incessantly for two weeks, prior to turning to Science. My mother's healing came about through reading the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, and through her application and utilization of the truths found therein. My own healing came through the help of a young friend. The cough was instantaneously overcome, and in two weeks' time I was free from these erroneous physical conditions.

At the time of my brother's illness, I constantly affirmed that when I was again among Scientists, and where there was a textbook, I would study and learn more of this truth, against the time when I might be confronted with a similar need to help a loved one.

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The Awakening
July 15, 1939

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