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Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations
Vol.VI No.VI Pg.4d
January 1944

Concerning Brother W. Curtis Porter

Approximately two years ago I made a statement to my friends through the pages of the Bible Banner, informing you that I was a victim of one of the rarest blood maladies known to medical science. I was given only a few years, at most, to live. Upon the advice of doctors I gave up my work with the Tenth and Rockford church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and returned to my home at Monette, Arkansas. I have endeavored to be out in the sunshine as much as possible, taking physical exercise and getting away from mental strain. During these two years I have been giving away my blood as I knew nothing else to do. I have averaged giving away a pint of blood every three weeks for nearly two years, always hoping against hope that some remedy might be discovered before I had to pass on. Recently information came to me that a doctor in Berkeley, California, was developing a remedy for this rare and fatal affliction. I got in touch with him, he agreed to take my case, and now I am in Berkeley taking the treatment. It is yet in the experimental stage, but it gives enough promise to cause me once more to have hope of living. Some of those who had taken the treatment have had to repeat within a year or less time, but some others have gone four years without having to repeat. So we cannot tell how it will act in my case. I might have to repeat the treatment in a short time, but if I do I believe the Lord will somehow make it possible for me to do so. It is great even to have hope of living after having gone for two years without any real hope. And I know you will rejoice with me in the possibility of recovery. The treatment will require about two months, and I am now in my third week of the treatment. I ask the continued prayers of the brotherhood that the treatment may be effective in my case. Mail sent to my home address will reach me.

W. Curtis Porter

P. O. Box 195 Monette, Arkansas

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(P. S. And we suggest that the friends of Brother Porter enclose a liberal check to him when you write him. His expenses are heavy - and we know, by experience, what the aid of friends means in such a time as this. -F. E. W. Jr.)