[Selected Submission] The Birth of a Healthy Premature Baby Prompts Her Grandmother to Return to Cultivation
(Minghui.org) In 1998, my sister and I began to practice Falun Dafa and we both became illness-free. Previously, my sister had health problems such as cholecystitis, stomach problems, heart disease, and a lumbar vertebral fracture. My sister was very happy to be healthy and recommended Falun Dafa to everyone she knew. Unfortunately, after the suppression of Falun Dafa began in 1999, my sister was detained in a forced labor camp for a year and was brainwashed by the Chinese regime’s lies. After she was released, she gave up the practice of Falun Dafa and scolded me for practicing. Soon, she had problems with her stomach, lungs, heart, eyes, and nerves. She was hospitalized many times each year and spent a lot of money on health food. She did not realize that her illnesses came back because she had given up her belief in Falun Dafa.
My niece Fang is my sister’s daughter. Soon after she married, she had a miscarriage. At age 20, she got pregnant again. Six months into the pregnancy, she miscarried again and developed severe hemorrhaging. Fortunately, her husband arrived home in time to take her to the hospital. The doctor said that the baby had died in my niece's uterus at five months and this had caused systemic toxicity. This was the cause of the hemorrhage that almost killed her. The doctor said that she was lucky to have survived and suggested that she not become pregnant again for several years.
Fang did not become pregnant again until she was 41. Everyone in her family was concerned about her pregnancy. Six months later, she experienced an episode of bleeding and was taken to the largest hospital in Jilin. The doctor was able to keep the baby alive in the uterus, but was not sure how long it would live.
Fang had to stay flat on her back in bed around the clock and was told not to turn over or move. She did not have in-laws, and her mother (my sister) was unable to take care of her. Her husband was very busy at work and so the job of taking care of Fang fell to me.
Fang's condition became more serious when the doctor found two tumors in her uterus. The tumors were affecting the baby, who was smaller and weaker than normal. Since the baby was so weak, there was concern that, during delivery, the tumors might interfere with the baby's breathing. Also, the doctors thought there was a possibility that the tumors might cause severe hemorrhaging, endangering both mother and child. If Fang had a C-section, the baby might not survive on its own.
The doctor was an authority in the field and his evaluation saddened everyone. No one knew what to do. I told my sister to ask our Falun Dafa Teacher for help. She asked me whether Teacher would still take care of her. I replied, “Have you forgotten how you got well from all your ailments? Didn’t you experience the miracle of Falun Dafa yourself? Fang's precarious situation should wake you up. It’s time for you to change your heart.”
My sister thought about what I had said as she returned home. Later, she told me that the minute she left the hospital, she knelt down on the street and said to Teacher, “I was wrong and I should not have betrayed Falun Dafa. I became healthy because of Dafa and then I turned against it. I was so wrong!” After she got home, she cried and asked Teacher to help her daughter. All night, she repeated, “Falun Dafa is good.”
I clarified the facts of the persecution of Falun Dafa to Fang and the rest of the family. Her husband, who once believed the Chinese regime’s propaganda and my sister's words, now nodded in agreement and told me, “Aunt, I believe now.” The next morning he told me that he did not sleep all night and instead had recited, “Falun Dafa is good.”
The next day the doctor recommended that Fang have a C-section. Everyone was worried, but they were all reciting “Falun Dafa is good.” I begged Teacher in my heart to save Fang and her child. Two and a half hours later, the doctor came out of the operating room and told us that both Fang and the baby were safe. The baby girl was only 3.1 pounds but quite healthy. When the baby was brought out of the delivery room, her eyes were wide open and she was crying loudly. Everyone was amazed that a 3.1 pound preterm baby was able to open her eyes.
Fang’s husband was exhilarated and bought a lot of apples to share with everyone. The miracle of a healthy 3.1-pound premature infant who was able to open her eyes right after birth spread around the hospital. Fang and the whole family began to tell everyone they knew, “Falun Dafa is good.”
My sister was completely changed by this experience. She was able to care for Fang and the baby and felt more energetic and healthy than she had in a long time. She has not needed to take any more medication or go to the hospital even once. She tells everyone she comes across, “If my daughter had died, I would not have wanted to live. Falun Dafa saved my family. The practice of Falun Dafa is free and it saves lives. I gave up the practice once, believing the Communist Party lies. I was wrong. I am in charge of my life now. I know what is good.”
The baby now runs around and brings everyone in the family joy. Wherever she goes, the story about the miracle of Falun Dafa spreads.
(From the Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Introduction)