Thanks to Falun Dafa, a 69-Year-Old Woman Can Walk Again
(Minghui.org) I was first introduced to Falun Dafa in the fall of 2009. Even though I agreed to take a look at the book Zhuan Falun, I only managed to read it twice in the two years that followed. I remained skeptical, and as such, I didn't see any improvement in my health.
I began to seriously read the book and practice Falun Dafa over a year later, in May 2011. Shortly after that, I can say that miracles ensued.
Beforehand, I was unable to stand. I could only crawl due to a debilitating foot problem. But after seriously taking up the practice of Falun Dafa, I was soon able to stand and get around with the help of crutches.
I am now illness free and can move about without any assistance.
My experience proved to me that Falun Dafa is not superstition as the Party propaganda claims. Instead, I believe it to be an extraordinary science that can indeed bring about miracles, so long as you truly believe in it.
I would like to take this opportunity to share my story with everyone.
Devastated by My Husband's Sudden Death
Six years ago my husband developed a big sore on his back that the doctors said had to be surgically removed. To my shock, he died on the operation table. I couldn't come to terms with this sudden loss and collapsed both mentally and physically.
I was diagnosed with diabetes and suffered severe complications. My face turned yellow and my earlobes black. My legs and feet began to swell and turn dark. As time went by, my feet festered and pus oozed out of them. The skin on one of my toes was also broken.
I soon lost the ability to remain standing. When I went to see the doctor, I was told amputation was needed. I firmly rejected the idea, worrying that I might die on the operating table just like my late husband.
I returned home to live in pain. In addition to insulin injections, I tried all kinds of other medications. Nothing seemed to really help, and I was in misery day in and day out.
Since I couldn't walk, I had to crawl around. In no time, I had calluses on my elbows and kneecaps.
A Skeptical Attitude Kept Me from Seeing the Wonder of Dafa
One autumn day in 2009, I crawled downstairs to get some sunshine outside my apartment building. A lady in her 60s passed by and was surprised to see my feet wrapped tightly in such nice weather.
When I told her my diabetes had caused my feet to fester, she assured me that reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” would bring me good fortune. She also suggested I quit the Young Pioneers I had once joined, to which I agreed.
I became interested when she said all her illnesses were gone after she began to practice Falun Dafa, but I was still skeptical and hesitated when she offered to teach me the exercises.
But my encounter with this stranger reminded me of the mother of one of my son's classmates. I suddenly remembered hearing how she hadn't needed to take a single pill in the 13 years that she had practiced of Falun Dafa.
I asked my son to invite that mother to our home. She was taken aback at my poor health and asked what had happened to me. I wept, “I am dying, and I can't stand up at all.” She comforted me, “No worries! Just practice Falun Gong.”
She also asked me to recite “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good” and suggested my son do the to create a stronger and better field.
The mother gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and audiotapes of Master's Fa-teaching, but I didn't pay too much attention. When I browsed through the book, I only picked the sections that I thought were interesting. Once in a little while I still went to so-called qigong masters for treatments.
Things Changed When I Made up My Mind to Practice Falun Dafa in Earnest
When that mother and I saw each other again in May 2011, she asked how many times I had read the book. I admitted I had only managed to read it twice and had listened to the tapes twice. She couldn't believe it and said, “Even if you read just one page every day, you'd have read it more than two times.”
She began to come over and read Zhuan Falun with me. Since I still couldn't remain standing, she didn't teach me the exercises yet.
One day she showed me a pamphlet with a story about a young man's miraculous recovery. While studying in Canada, he contracted a really serious illness but was completely cured not long after he began to practice Falun Dafa.
I was greatly inspired and decided to be serious about practicing Falun Dafa from then on.
Soon miracles ensued. One day I saw two words glowing brightly while reading Zhuan Falun . I knew it was encouragement from Master. Another day when I touched the book, I felt all the words were raised above the pages.
The color in my face and palms began to return to normal and some of my gray hair turned black. The swelling in my legs and feet subsided and the dark color faded. The holes in my feet also closed up.
The only thing that was not completely healed was a tiny patch of skin on one of my heels. Because of my fear of infection, I still put anti-biotic powder on the skin at that time. That bit of skin still has yet to heal as of today.
Not long after I began to cultivate seriously, I was able to walk around on crutches, which I later replaced with a cane. As a matter of fact, a cane was not really needed, but it took me a little time to completely get rid my fear of stumbling.
Soon I found myself moving about just like any healthy person. I could bathe myself, go shopping, cook, and do other household chores.
I Work Hard to Tell People How Extraordinary Falun Dafa Is
I was elated and knew clearly that it was Master that enabled me to stand up. I must show people how great and extraordinary Falun Dafa is.
I now often chat with my neighbors and those who pass by our apartment building, sharing with them how I was cured. I tell them, “You know that the hospital couldn't cure me. I tried all kinds of medicines and injections, and nothing really worked. Without taking any pills, I totally recovered after I began to practice Falun Dafa. I can now save about 400 yuan each month. Falun Dafa saved me.”
Some people are concerned, saying, “But the authorities banned the practice.”
I always reply like this, “I am 69. I was once plagued with illnesses but am now illness free thanks to Falun Dafa. How can I not share such a miracle with everyone? I don't care if some officials don't want to practice Falun Dafa themselves, but they have no right to stop others from benefiting from this wonderful practice. I have done nothing wrong and have nothing to fear. I am sharing with you my own personal experience so that you may possibly pick up the practice and benefit as well. Believe it or not, you all know the undeniable fact that I can now walk. Don't be fooled by the Party.”
Falun Dafa is not superstition--it is an extraordinary science. As long as you truly believe in it, you'll see miracles happen.
I Must Strive Forward Diligently in My Cultivation
I felt very content with my regained mobility and once said to Master's portrait, “Thank you, Master! I feel very good now that I can walk.”