I had heard of Christian Science as I was growing up, but like...

I had heard of Christian Science as I was growing up, but like so many who have not studied it, what I thought I knew about it was erroneous. When our younger son was nine, I turned to it as a last resort. He had a critical breathing difficulty that made him fight for breath. After exertion there were times when he had to bend over in an effort to breathe.

One doctor told us we should take him to Arizona immediately because his lungs were affected. Another doctor told us the trouble was a nervous condition he would have all his life and that nothing could be done for him. Both verdicts were harsh, and we could not bring ourselves to accept them.

On going past a Christian Science Reading Room one day during this time, I went in on an impulse and talked to the librarian. She told me something of the teachings of Christian Science and gave me the names of several Christian Science practitioners. The librarian showed such loving interest and was herself so certain that our son could be healed that I went home and called one of the practitioners and made an appointment to see her the next afternoon.

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Testimony of Healing
I began drinking and smoking at the age of eighteen
May 25, 1968

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