Heart trouble healed, though physician had held it incurable

As a child I was never strong, and when I was still quite young, heart trouble developed, for which eminent physicians said there was no cure. As I grew older, the heart attacks grew more frequent and much more severe. After my fourth child was born, I was confined to my bed for a year with what was called female trouble. The doctor said that there was no help for it but an operation, and he told my husband that my having an operation would only be taking a chance, because my heart was so had. I felt that something would have to be done to help me, for the heart attacks were becoming more severe.

This was nearly fifty years ago, and I knew nothing of Christian Science. My husband was in the grocery business at that time, and the delivery boy told me he took groceries to a woman who was a Christian Science practitioner. One morning I was struck with severe pain, and my husband rushed to the doctor for help. They made arrangements for an operation that afternoon, but when they informed me, I told them that I would not submit to it. Asked. "What will on do?" I replied, "Go bring that Christian Science woman to our home." It was not long before my husband came and told me I had to go to her. He did not wait for me to answer, but wrapped me in a heavy shawl and carried me to the carriage, and thus we went to the practitioner.

When the door was opened, I was making quite a fuss because of the pain, and her first words were, "God is good and God is Life." I stayed for some time, and when my husband came for me, I walked out to the carriage, went home, and ate my first meal in months with the family. I helped prepare the children for bed, then slept all night and was up the next morning, caring for the family.

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Home and employment found through taking stand for Principle
February 5, 1949

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