A number of years ago I became afflicted with a serious and...

A number of years ago I became afflicted with a serious and very painful disease of the eyes which was not relieved by the best medical treatment obtainable. The trouble became progressively worse and greatly impaired my sight. Finally an eye specialist informed me that no further medical remedy was available and my only hope of relief from the pain lay in a surgical operation, which, however, would destroy my last remaining sight.

I was a relatively young woman, undergoing constant severe pain, and now faced with complete loss of vision. The situation appeared hopeless, but I had some knowledge of Christian Science. There were no students of Science in our community, but in my extremity I decided to rely wholly on God. I spent several succeeding days in deeply sincere prayer of repentance, of petition for guidance, and for a clearer understanding of God and my relationship to Him. Then I was led to write a letter to a Christian Science practitioner, who lived in a city at some distance. I asked for treatment, which was given at once.

April 8, 1967

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