I am very grateful for what I have learned, and am continuing to...

I am very grateful for what I have learned, and am continuing to learn, in the study and practice of Christian Science.

In 1961 I was a university student and had a summer internship as an assistant parole officer at a federal prison a thousand miles from home. During the middle of that summer doctors performed surgery on a lymph tumor that four medical pathologists indicated was malignant. Although I was not a Christian Scientist at that time, I declined further medical treatment and opted to complete my internship. When I returned to the university that fall to complete my senior year, a local doctor told me that too much time had passed for conventional treatment, but that when the tumors returned they could be treated by radiation. I turned to episodic beer drinking to alleviate my fear.

A young woman at the university, a Christian Scientist I had dated in high school, volunteered to take up scientific prayer for me. Despite my uncertainty regarding Christian Science I agreed, grateful for her fearlessness. I had no further medical treatment. The predicted tumors never returned, and after several years of medical observation I was finally free of all such examinations. A doctor present at that time said, "If radiation had been given, we no doubt would have credited it for the cure."

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has been practiced in our family for many...
May 30, 1988

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