In June 1976 my daughter, who at the time was...

In June 1976 my daughter, who at the time was just under seventeen years of age, was healed of complete paralysis of the legs and other complications. The healing took place as follows. For many years I had wanted to attend an Annual Meeting of The Mother Church in Boston. That year the way opened for me to attend, and even though my wife could not get away, she encouraged me to go.

Four or five days prior to my leaving for the meeting, our daughter manifested what appeared to be a cold and fever. A Christian Science practitioner was called to scientifically pray for her. I went on to the Annual Meeting, and on the morning of the last day of my stay, I received a long-distance call from my wife. She informed me that our daughter had fallen to the floor and could not get up.

I flew back home, and on my arrival I found that our daughter's legs were completely immobile. We called a Christian Science practitioner, who at the time was in another part of the country, to pray for our daughter. He recommended that a local practitioner be engaged instead, and that a Christian Science nurse be called to aid the child. Enlisting a local practitioner helped the medical authorities and others see that the child was receiving proper and thorough care. The nurse gladly came.

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January 28, 1980

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