As a child I was considered delicate...

As a child I was considered delicate and manifested so-called childhood diseases and severe illnesses. When almost thirteen years of age I was suddenly taken ill. It was found that the appendix had burst and that peritonitis had set in. Later, as I lay unconscious in a hospital, the surgeon told my mother that he and several interested specialists who had been called in for consultation had done all they knew how to do and that I could not pull through. I weighed only forty pounds.

Because my brother and sister discussed this situation at school a neighbor, who had children in the same school, telephoned my mother to tell her of Christian Science. Mother sobbingly told her, "If it is God's will that she go, I am willing," but the neighbor quickly replied, "It is not God's will, and He doesn't know a thing about the condition." She told my mother of instances she knew of Christian Science healing, and this brought a new ray of hope to my mother, who asked the neighbor to telephone a practitioner and request treatment for me.

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