When our baby was about four...

When our baby was about four months old he was suddenly taken ill. Having already called our family physician, we also called two other doctors for consultation. They agreed that the child should be sent to a state hospital in another city as a last resort. We took the child to this hospital, but he continued to have severe convulsions without interruption. There were at least ten doctors on the case, including several specialists. They all agreed that they had never seen such a severe case of convulsions.

After the child's food formula had been changed many times, and many other experiments had been made, including spinal punctures and two operations, the child continued to grow steadily worse, and he was removed to another hospital. Finally we were told by the doctors that there was nothing more that could be done for our child. They also said that he had sleeping sickness and rickets, was totally blind, and that his bowels were paralyzed, and they gave us! no hope that he could live.

In those blackest hours of my life, when I was in great despair and hopelessness, my father handed me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. I took the book and began reading the first chapter, on Prayer. While reading it I began to realize that I was being divinely led to the truth that I had been longing for all my life. It was my only hope for the child, and I called upon a Christian Science practitioner for help.

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