Facing A Death Sentence from Liver Cancer, Dafa Saved My Life
(Clearwisdom.net) One night in March 2005, I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my abdomen where the liver is. Subsequent hospital tests revealed a huge tumor near the liver measuring about 12.1 cm. (4.8 in.) by 11.4 cm. (4.5 in.) by 9.6 cm. (3.8 in.) in size. Doctors told me clearly that there was no treatment available.
Was I dying so soon? I could not believe this was happening to me. I had just turned 50.
Suddenly, I recalled five years ago, that my 29-year-old niece had died of the same disease. She lived only three months after her diagnosis. I really did not know what to do except to take regularly all the medicines and injections recommended by the doctors. After forty days, I realized that the treatment was not working and my condition had become worse. The tumor and medicine together tortured me from the inside. I could not take it any longer.
I recalled that my second oldest sister gave me Zhuan Falun before she left for the U.S. The evil Communist Party keeps a close eye on people to prevent them from practicing Falun Gong and many Falun Gong practitioners have been brutally persecuted. Also I had watched some horrible scenes on TV slandering Falun Gong and therefore I had never gathered enough courage to read Zhuan Falun. I was afraid of being taken to a prison. Now that I was dying, I could not wait any longer. I started to practice Falun Gong. The minute I started reading, I was deeply attracted to the profound principles taught by Master Li. I was so excited that I wanted to call my sister in the U.S. Before that, I was not planning on telling her about my situation, lest she worry about me. Now, I wanted to gain more insight about Dafa so I told her everything. I said, "I want to practice Falun Gong!" My sister had been a Dafa practitioner for years. She told me, "You are blessed. Only Dafa can save you now."
My sister arranged for someone to bring several Falun Gong books and tapes to me in secret. In phone calls, she patiently taught me how to practice and cultivate. She also read some of Master's new lectures to me. My heart opened up. I have a new understanding about everything. In his poem "Nothing Kept," Master wrote,
"In life, nothing sought,
In death, regretting naught;
Washing away all wrong thought,
Buddhahood, with less adversity, is wrought."
I was very emotional. On one hand, I was extremely happy that I finally found the truth; on the other hand, I was also ashamed of myself for ignoring Zhuan Falun for years. I almost missed this wonderful opportunity. Now that I was in such bad shape, did I still have time? With tears running down my face, I said in front of Zhuan Falun, "Master, it's my fault. I listened to the evil party's lies and missed the best time for cultivation. However, I am determined to follow you forever. If I do not have time in this life, I will become a practitioner in my next life. I am determined to become your disciple and follow you!"
I told myself, I do not have much time left. I cannot waste my time any longer. I began to read the book over and over with great passion. When I was too tired, I would listen to Master's lectures. After a short nap, I had enough energy to do the exercises. No matter how weak I felt, I did exercises every day. I was determined to overcome the sickness demon. I read the book whenever I could.
On May 1, I stopped all the medicines and injections and devoted all my time to studying the Fa and practice. A miracle happened. I felt better day after day. The pain was getting less, my appetite was better, I gained strength, and my overall condition improved. In June, my sister returned from the U.S. to visit us. She brought Zhuan Falun, Essentials for Further Advancement, new lectures, and exercise demonstration video-tapes. During the following month, my sister and I studied the Fa, practiced and discussed together. Every day I immersed myself in Dafa's compassion. I felt so excited and fortunate.
My condition has now stabilized and I have recovered much of my health. Six months have passed. I am still alive and doing better than ever. People who witnessed my changes all say, "It's truly amazing!"
My recovery greatly amazed my family and friends. For a long time, people were forced to be quiet and obedient under the evil party's high pressure. Now they are amazed by the miraculous effect that has been unveiled before them. With the support of my second sister, my family members have learned and now believe in Dafa. Four of us have now become Falun Gong practitioners.
I want to tell people my own story. Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is righteous and the only universal cultivation way that can save human beings. My recovery from certain death is a fact, loud and clear. No matter what one's situation, if one truly believes in Dafa, one can surely be saved.
I also want to tell people that because we believed in the lies of Jiang Zemin and the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP), we did not dare to learn Falun Gong. In the past five years, I have lost three family members. In 2000, my 29-year-old niece, a schoolteacher, died of liver cancer three months after her diagnosis. My older brother, a fine arts designer, suddenly died of lung cancer in 2001. He was only 50 and at the peak of his career. In 2002, my 55-year-old third oldest sister passed away after a long illness. Fortunately, for me, Dafa saved my life when faced with the same fate. I can say with confidence that if my niece, brother and sister had practiced Falun Gong, they would not have died. My second sister came back and asked them to try, but my family members all feared the brutal persecution and did not try. Now I have come to know the truth. I have realized that Jiang Zemin's regime and the evil CCP have murdered millions of good people by banning such a wonderful practice. Even today, their crimes continue, albeit more secretly.
In our area, the police dispatch many undercover police to public places. They listen to peoples' conversations. Whenever they hear people talking about Falun Gong or criticizing the CCP's crimes, they video tape them and make arrests. In order to arrest more Falun Gong practitioners, they wear Falun emblem pins to pretend they are practitioners. Once they find "evidence," they arrest people and send them to prison. They brainwash people and inject poisonous drugs into them to damage their nervous systems. When they are released, they are often unable to think clearly and look as if they've suffered brain damage . A friend of my relative is a Falun Gong practitioner. After three years of forced labor, he became a complete stranger with no facial expression. He is unable to recognize his own friends.
I want to tell our Master, "Please rest assured, your disciple will never let you down or bring disgrace to Dafa!"
September 3, 2005