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I wish to express my gratitude to God for Christian Science and for Mrs. Eddy. All that I am and all that I have, I owe to this Science.

As long as I can remember, one of my hips was much larger than the other. There was also a curvature of the spine. One leg was longer than the other; one shoulder higher. In 1924 I was forced to give up active work because of having overworked. Walking at all times was difficult and sometimes impossible. In 1927 sciatic rheumatism confined me to bed, and I was unable to move without severe pain. Our family doctor, who was neighbor and friend, could offer me no encouragement and nothing but opiates for relief, which I refused. He then asked me if I had ever thought of using Christian Science. I was resentful and even more discouraged. I knew nothing of this Science, but believed that he meant that my suffering was not real. Other doctors were called on for aid, and one said that I must use will power to break the stiffness. During the next nine months different forms of treatment were used, with some relief, but not healing. All this time it was impossible to forget that Christian Science might heal me.

Signs of the Times
March 4, 1950

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