In my late teens I was tobogganing downhill with some...

In my late teens I was tobogganing downhill with some friends when we hit a large tree at high speed. I was in front, and my leg was lacerated and there was a loud snap. When I regained consciousness, I was in extreme pain and bleeding profusely. The bone did not come through the flesh, but it appeared broken. I could not move my leg from the knee down.

I attended a Christian Science Sunday School but, like some others, had never made this Science my own. My childhood problems had been minor ones worked out by my parents. Now I had to make an immediate choice for myself—go to a hospital and receive medical treatment or turn to God in prayer and rely completely on His healing power. I chose the latter and immediately began to ponder the Lord's Prayer and "the scientific statement of being" found in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (see p. 468).

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