(Minghui.org) In September 2007, my wife and I visited the village where I had been raised. We stopped by the home of my brother, the “Old Captain,” and found his door ajar. When we entered, we saw the Captain sitting on a bed, with a blanket wrapped around him. His wife sat close to him in silence. I noticed that their home wasn't as clean as it used to be. My wife and I felt saddened when we looked around.

The First Visit

I asked, “Brother, sister-in-law, how are you?”

When they saw us, they joyfully replied, “Very good! We haven't seen you in years! Did you just come from the city?”

I said, “We passed by your home a couple of times, but we didn't see anyone home.”

The Captain said, “Yes, we mainly live outdoors, in the courtyard. We hardly come inside, now.”

“Time passes so quickly, doesn't it, Captain?” I asked. “You are 79 this year, so how is your health?”

When he removed the bandages covering his leg, we saw a big hole in the back of his right foot. In addition, the flesh around his toes was all rotten, including his toe bones. It was a very scary sight!

“I have diabetes,” he said. “It's been like this for about 10 years. I had visited every hospital out there, and they all tell me the same thing: 'There is no cure.' I feel like I am living in hell. The doctor told me that if my disease continues, they will have to amputate my lower leg. If that fails to fix the problem, they will have to remove my entire leg! Even then it's not guaranteed that my diabetes will go away. All of our household money has been used to pay my medical bills.”

“Everything looks like it is coming to an end. I can't last much longer, and we've run out of money,” the Captain added, sobbing.

I asked, “Captain, I recall that you were once considered a model worker in our province. Why can't the [Chinese Communist] Party pay some of your medical bills?”

He shouted: “Who cares about me?! Party workers are so greedy now. They only care about themselves; they forget about you as soon as you retire. They don't care about how good you were before you retired!”

“Brother, sister-in-law, do you remember Falun Dafa?” I asked.

“Yes, of course,” they both replied.

“Before the persecution, some people in our village practiced it,” my sister-in-law added. “In fact, I practiced it for a couple days until I saw the Tienanmen Square self-immolation incident on TV. I was so scared after seeing it that I quit practicing.”

I told them: “The incident was staged by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). It was fake. It was fabricated to demonize Falun Dafa in peoples' minds and instill hatred towards the practice. People were led to believe that Dafa practitioners self-immolate so that they would unwittingly support the Party's crack down on the spiritual practice. However, it is freely practiced in over 100 countries, with Taiwan alone having over 500 thousand practitioners. Falun Dafa is the heavenly Fa. So, how could the CCP destroy it?”

I asked my brother: “Captain, you already know that your illness cannot be cured by human means, right? Why not try using heavenly means?”

He replied, “I will do anything to get rid of my illness.”

“This is the right attitude,” I said. “You are an old CCP cadre, right? Well, if you believe that there are gods and that Falun Dafa is good, the first thing you need to do is to quit the CCP. It is atheist, and it is persecuting Falun Dafa. The gods won't save it because it is against heaven's will. Do you want to quit?”

“Everything else is easy,” my sister-in-law lamented. “It's just getting him to quit the CCP. That's going to take your brother some time to think over.”

“Brother,” I said, “you're in control of the outcome of your life. What's more important, your life or Party votes? If you die, does it matter how many votes you have?”

My brother said, “Right! I will quit; those things don't matter to me anyhow!”

I explained, “Although you can't walk or read, you still have a sharp mind. So, for now, just say 'Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” many times a day, and Master will surely take care of you. If you believe in Master, he will protect you!”

My brother said, “You are right. I can definitely say these words!”

I reminded him, “Captain, patience is a virtue, so don't expect to see results in a couple of days!”

The Second Visit

After a week had passed, my wife and I visited the old couple again.

I asked my brother, “Did you recite the words?”

He cheerfully replied: “Yes, I did. Your sister-in-law and I use cards to count how many times we recite them. After she and I say it once, we put down one card. We do it 300 times a day. I noticed some changes in just a few days. For example, over the past 10 years, I was using sleeping pills to help me sleep, as the pain in my leg was so excruciating. I started out taking just one pill, but recently I've needed 12 pills to get the same effect. There have been a few times when I even considered committing suicide. However, for the past few days, since I've been saying, 'Falun Dafa is good,' my leg hasn't hurt at all and I can fall asleep without taking any pills now. I feel so much better!”

I replied, “This has happened because you sincerely recited 'Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!' I can see that Master Li is already taking care of you!”

The Third Visit

On my next visit, my brother told me that he had an old tape recorder and a few tapes of Master's lectures in Jinan City. The couple said they had always wanted to listen to the lectures, but didn't know how to use the recorder and weren't sure if their tapes were in working order.

I took the tapes home with me and organized them. I marked each tape with a label in the front and the back. Little by little, I taught the old couple how to use the recorder. After a while, they were finally able to listen to Master's lectures. They were on their way to becoming Dafa practitioners.

Since they felt close to my wife and I, they often talked to us about the arguments they got into with their neighbors and children. I explained to them why certain things happen in our lives from the perspective of the Fa, such the principle of “no loss, no gain” discussed in Zhuan Falun. When they realized their mistakes, they quickly got rid of the attachments that were causing them to argue with those around them.

As their xinxing improved, so did their appearance and health. For years, the Captain had needed to take two shots of insulin per day, just to keep going. Now, he no longer needed to take any injections and his foot was healing.

One Year Later

In an blink of an eye, one year had passed. My wife and I decided to visit the old couple again. When we saw them, they looked like completely different people. The Captain showed us his foot, and it had completely healed!

He exclaimed, “Thank you, Master, for saving us! Thank you very much, Master! Thank you, Dafa!”

I told him, “If you really want to thank Master, truly cultivate yourselves!”

People who have diabetes know that once their skin starts to crack, everything is downhill from there. Modern medicine states that there is no known cure for diabetes. However, this old man just recited, “Falun Dafa is good!” over and over again and was cured of diabetes in less than a year.

If this isn't a miracle, then what is?