In 1904 I attended a girls' school...

In 1904 I attended a girls' school in New Orleans, and while I was there leading physicians of the city told me that I had tuberculosis of the spine. They advised me to leave school at once for the West, and there, resting and reading, to wait for the end.

Fortunately for me the head of my school was a remarkable woman of long experience and determined character. She declared it was her belief that doctors did not know everything and oftentimes made mistakes and that if I were going to die, I might just as well die with a diploma.

I was put into a brace that extended from my neck to my waist line. I was allowed to carry a pillow to class to rest on and did much lying down between times. School finally closed, and the diploma was mine—as was the brace.

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Testimony of Healing
I had been troubled for some...
November 3, 1962

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