[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] The Story of My Two Sons, My Second Child Survived Thanks to Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) My first child contracted leukemia, and died in my arms after we had spent everything we had for his treatment. My second child suffered a similar blood disease, but survived, thanks to a Falun Gong book that cost 12 yuan. From our personal experiences, I deeply feel the power, the wonder, and the boundless compassion of Falun Dafa.
Brought to Complete Ruin and Still Couldn't Save Our Child
I'm 57 years old, and was born in a beautiful seashore city in Shandong Province, but there was nothing beautiful about my life when I was young. I was plagued with a variety of illnesses, and we always struggled with financial difficulties. Life was miserable and my marriage was less than satisfactory. The birth of my first child brought some comfort and hope in my life, and I put all my heart into caring for my son.
When he was four years old, he started having high fevers, and the hospital diagnosed him with leukemia. The news hit me like a thunderbolt out of a clear sky, and I found it very hard to take. I was 26 years old at the time, and I was starting a hopeless journey. The mental torment was enormous. I couldn't eat or sleep, and my health deteriorated rapidly. I dragged my exhausted body to take my son for treatments in various hospitals. All our savings was used up. My heart was torn apart in pain as I watched my poor little boy becoming thinner and thinner, with high fevers. We had no money left, and I had to borrow from others.
My husband worked in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province at the time, so I took our son and went to stay with him so that we could take our son to Beijing Children's Hospital for weekly bone marrow aspiration. The treatment was extremely painful, even for an adult. I felt like my heart was being torn into pieces as my son screamed in pain. The hospital finally told us that he was beyond cure, and there was nothing more they could do for him. So we took him home in despair. My son's condition worsened with each passing day. He became too weak to take any medicine, and the high fever burned him up. He took his last breath in my arms.
I became ill after my son died, and I never wanted to have another child again. When my husband said that he wanted to have another child, I threatened him with a divorce. But I'm a softhearted person and I gave in after my weeping mother-in-law begged me repeatedly. In 1988, I gave birth to our second baby, another lovely boy. However, after a health checkup, he was diagnosed with anemia, having a very low platelet count in my blood. My mind went blank upon hearing the news and it took me a long time to come back to my senses.
The hope that came with this baby boy turned into hopelessness. We hadn't even paid back all the debts for the treatment of our first child, and we had to start borrowing again for the treatment of this child. I had a complete nervous breakdown, and felt totally depressed. I constantly sought treatment for both my son and myself, and we kept taking medications, having injections and intravenous treatments. Our lives were filled with endless misery.
Dafa Saved My Entire Family
Just as I was feeling desperately hopeless in 1997, the older lady who lived next door told me about a practice called Falun Gong. She said it was first taught to the public by Master Li Hongzhi in 1992, and as long as one conducted oneself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, one could gain good health and happiness. The most incredible thing was that the practice was completely free.
I was not convinced, as I had been brought up with atheism propagated by the Communist Party, and I couldn’t believe that such a good thing was free of charge. But my son had, by that time, been running a high fever for two weeks. Nothing seemed able to bring his temperature down, and his lips were turning purple from the high fever. I thought... All right, we'll give it a go. It couldn't hurt. So I took my son to the practice site.
A miracle happened. As we were listening to Master Li's Fa lecture, my son’s fever dropped in less than half an hour. I was completely stunned. With the fever gone, my son also became more energetic. Four days later, his blood was completely normal.
I was speechless with emotion. Both my boys had contracted incurable blood diseases. One died and left us with huge debts, whereas the other survived thanks to a Falun Gong book that cost only 12 yuan. Dafa saved both of us, and my entire family.
When local practitioners learned that I was having financial difficulties, they didn't want me to pay for the book, and wanted to buy a copy and give it to me for free. I refused out of respect for the book, which is truly priceless. Words cannot express my deep gratitude to Master for his compassionate salvation.
I had all kinds of health problems before I started practicing Falun Gong, including gastritis, cholecystitis, herniated lumbar disc, and serum hepatitis, etc., and I sometimes had to stay in bed. To my great happiness and surprise, only six days after listening to Master Li's Fa lectures, all of my illnesses disappeared! I was absolutely overjoyed. I have since been very healthy and full of energy. For 16 years now, I have never needed to take a single tablet or have an injection. My son has also been very healthy.
The Miraculous Power of Dafa
Seeing the changes in me, many people around me also started practicing Falun Gong. My family members have also benefited a lot and had numerous miraculous experiences.
My father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer when he was 72, and was told by doctors that he would not survive the year. He started reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and he lived for another ten years. Unlike many other people with the same disease, my father had no pain, and passed away in peace. He said before he died, “I believed in the Chinese Communist Party all my life. But I've finally learned that the Party is very deceptive and has harmed many innocent people. Falun Gong is truly beneficial to people.”
My younger sister's husband is a capable professional in his work unit, and is youthful and promising. But he suddenly had a stroke. I told my family members to keep reciting to him “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Eight hours later he regained consciousness and started to recite the words himself. Three months later, he went back to work as normal.
My son has now grown into a tall and handsome young man. He's polite, capable, and honest. After he began practicing Falun Gong, he conducted himself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He avoids the degenerated morals in society, and is praised for his fine character wherever he goes. He was employed by a foreign business company as soon as he graduated from the university. I can't help thinking about his brother each time I look at him. One boy died so miserably while the other survived so miraculously. All the happiness we have today comes from the life-saving precious book – Zhuan Falun .