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Testimonies of Healing

Paralysis overcome

From the June 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Several years ago, I woke up one morning with excruciating pain around my hip area. Within minutes, I was completely paralyzed from the waist down. A Christian Science practitioner was called to pray for me. I soon began losing consciousness and, as my husband was very new to Christian Science and was fearful that I might be passing on, the decision was made to take me to a hospital emergency room. I was admitted, but the next six days revealed very little. Test after test told the doctors nothing. 

On the sixth day, one doctor told me he thought it might be a rare incurable disease, and he gave me a 30 percent chance of ever walking again. He said there was nothing more they could do for me, so I was transferred to a rehabilitation hospital, where I was simply offered help in learning how to function with my new disability. I was given no medication or medical treatment.

My new situation was at first very overwhelming and frightening to me. But as I settled into my private room, I started to focus on prayer and seeing myself only as God sees me. I read the healings in the last chapter of the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Many of those accounts tell of people being healed through Christian Science after material medicine left them no hope of recovery.  

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