(Clearwisdom.net) My wife and I began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. Though we have not had the opportunity to attend Teacher's lectures or to see Teacher in person, we are deeply grateful for his infinite grace in saving our lives

On June 8, 1997, I suddenly collapsed in a park and was unable to talk. It was diagnosed as a stroke. After the emergency treatment I could not speak and could not move. I was unable to look after myself. Further diagnosis found that I also suffered from serious dislocation of the cervical spine which put pressure on the nerves. The hospital issued the first notice of critical illness. After two days of treatment there was no improvement at all. Therefore the hospital issued the second notice of critical illness and asked my family to prepare a funeral for me saying that I could live no more than 7 days.

I was transferred to neurosurgery. An examination showed that I had no feeling in the area of my lower abdomen and the numbness was spreading upwards. The hospital issued the third notice of critical illness and I was informed that the best result was that my entire body below my neck would be paralyzed. On the fifth day in the hospital the part below my chest felt like a piece of iron plate. In the the following morning I felt very unconformable from the clavicle downwards. I felt very flustered and thought I would die if it came to my neck.

I was desperate at the time when a relative of mine sent me a copy of Zhuan Falun and told me that by reading the book and doing the five sets of exercises I could be saved. I could not move so I had to ask my wife to read Zhuan Falun to me. Because my pain subsided a bit after my wife read only a few pages, I became determined to practice Falun Gong. While listening to my wife reading, I fell asleep.

I had a dream at midnight, that I was walking on a bridge alone. When I was about to reach the other side I saw that the bridge was broken and many people, young and old, men and women, were struggling in the sea underneath the bridge. It was too dangerous so I walked back. I asked my wife to check the time and it was one minute past midnight. I told my wife about my dream and said, "I will not die!" The strangling feeling I had suffered seemed to disappear and my four limbs could move slightly.

In the morning when the doctors made the rounds of the wards they exclaimed, "How come his body is not numb any longer?"

Seven days had passed since I read Zhuan Falun. I could miraculously sit up with the help of my wife. I wasn't going to die. I became better and better with each passing day. I was discharged from the hospital not long after.

On returning home I continued to read Zhuan Falun and began to practice the exercises by following the illustrations in the "The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa". Every time I did the exercises I began sweating all over and could even wring the water out of my clothes. At the same time, I felt that I smelled bad. I smelled of medicine, cigarettes and wine. At the very beginning I felt that the qi and blood were not circulating and the energy channels were congested in my arms. With continued practice all of a sudden I felt that a warm current had charged towards my hands and I felt wonderful. My hands could move properly. The bad odors soon disappeared as well.

At that time my enlightenment quality was still very poor. While studying the Fa and doing the exercises I still took handfuls of medicine. One day when I did not take the medicine I did not feel any discomfort but when I took it I felt very uncomfortable. It was then that I became enlightened to the fact that Teacher had purified my body and I was illness free, so I had no need to take any more medication. I stopped taking medication and soon felt light all over, free from illness.

One afternoon, I suddenly suffered from a stomach-ache and then I had diarrhea. At the beginning I went to the toilet once every two hours and then it became more frequent to about every ten minutes. At first I only had diarrhea, later it became bloody stool and finally purplish blood clots. At about 2 a.m. there was all blood in my stool and I felt nauseous and wanted to vomit. At around 3 a.m. I could not bear it any more and begged Teacher, "Your disciple cannot bear it any more. Please slow down the purification." After I had finished, my stomach-ache and diarrhea all stopped. I did not throw up and when lay down I fell asleep instantly.

I only slept for over an hour. At 5 a.m. I got up and went to the park to do the exercises. I felt refreshed and experienced the lightness of being disease free.

I only talked about the aspect of healing diseases, building up health, and pointing out Teacher's infinite grace. In my opinion maybe these are some of the reasons that Falun Dafa now flourishes in over 100 countries, and a lot of people are practicing it.

My friends, I hope this article might help you to understand the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong so that the Chinese Communist Party's lies shall not affect you any more.