It's both Women's History Month and Tuberculosis Thursday, so we're sharing the story of Christine Burdick today. Burdick was employed by the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake from 1928 to 1933 as the "Parish Visitor"— she visited tubercular patients who were on bed rest in local sanatoria, cure cottages, and private homes, providing for the spiritual care of those living with tuberculosis. In 1928 alone, she made two thousand visits! At the church, she led the youth group and assisted with prayer services.
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