Two winters ago, while playing soccer, I broke my leg

Two winters ago, while playing soccer, I broke my leg. I kind of ignored the spiritual opportunites of it and placed myself in the hands of a doctor. Although no medicine was given, he set the leg and put it in a full cast. I was kept in the cast for fourteen and a half long weeks and on crutches for three more weeks. A couple of weeks after that I had another accident and injured the same leg.

This time I turned to God right away, and asked for help from a Christian Science practitioner. It happened Friday afternoon. At once I was free of pain, but by Monday morning I still couldn't walk comfortably, so to protect our family from any possible accusations of child neglect, my mother took me to have the leg X-rayed.

We went to a different doctor. He said that the leg had been broken again, which should not have happened if it had been properly healed the first time. He said that the leg had set perfectly but that the bone itself was not quite straight. He recommended we return to the first doctor to see what could be done about it and gave us the X-ray picture showing the new break.

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October 4, 1975

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