At one point my son, Don, was invited to be on the varsity...

At one point my son, Don, was invited to be on the varsity football team of his high school. This was a dream come true for him. It is required that each football player take a yearly physical examination to determine his fitness for this strenuous sport, and so my son was examined.

When I came home from the office on the day of the exam, Don told me that the doctor had not signed his release and wanted me to call him. The doctor's first words to me were, "Your son will never play football." He said that Don had an incurable heart condition and would always have to live a quiet life in order to live at all. The doctor asked me to bring Don to his clinic on Saturday for further examination to determine what limited physical activity he could engage in. I agreed to do this. Then I told Don all that the doctor had said.

"Mom, you mean I can never play football again?" This was a cry of total despair! I said, "Son, this is a medical diagnosis, made with great care and consideration for you and the team. But after all we have learned through Christian Science, do we really have to accept this?"

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