Here is the article she wrote for McCalls. Edited, surely, but some passages speak not only to her compassion, but also her bravery:
[quote]I have never told this story before. I have not wished to. The reasons aren't difficult to understand. They have nothing to do with vanity, or endangering my career, or even the possibility of relapse should I open an old wound. There simply seemed no reason to tell the story. My case, I felt, was as special as a clinical history of beri-beri, as isolated from common problems as dengue fever, and therefore of no conceivable general interest, let alone therapeutic value or assistance.
[quote]But today I think I know differently. I have been informed by authorities whose opinions I not only respect but revere that there are millions like me - or millions, more properly, in the gray-night world from which I have been led. And if this is so, and it must be so, I know them and they are my friends. Not because we have met, but because of the sympathetic bond between us. I know that their hands perspire in strange, unidentified fears, that their stomachs contract in nausea if the boss fails to smile at them, that they walk alone in queer, numbing depression wherever they may be, and that always they are afraid.
[quote]But I know something else, something possibly that they do not. I know they can be healed, as I was healed. I know they can be taken from the shadows of what is only half-life and be restored to happiness. I know they can if they only will.
[quote]So, if you are afflicted as I was you can face it, by forcing a showdown, by meeting it eye to eye for what it is. But perhaps you, like myself, can not do it alone. And if, like Vivian Vance, you can't reach quite far enough to touch God's fingers, then why not reach for those fingers that are within your grasp? I cannot believe He would consider this sacrilege. Surely God must love His healers.