My Father Finally Begins to Believe in Dafa and Recovers from Late-Stage Cancer
(Minghui.org) I'm an overseas Falun Dafa practitioner. Due to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa, I haven't been able to return to China for several years. I was concerned about my elderly parents and thought about them all the time.
My father was diagnosed with stomach cancer three months ago and the doctor said he only had two to three months to live. However, after my father had a change of heart and expressed sincere faith in Falun Dafa, he not only survived, but began to recover.
The last time the doctor examined my dad, he was amazed to find that the cancer cells were significantly reduced and that his appearance and physical condition had greatly improved.
My older sister made a special trip to ask the doctor if the initial diagnosis was wrong. The doctor emphatically told her that the diagnosis was correct.
Today, with deep joy and gratitude, I'm writing this article as a true witness of the power of Falun Dafa.
Opposed to My Practicing Falun Dafa
My mother is 73 years old this year and my father is 79. Because my mother grew up in a landowner's family, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents constantly humiliated her throughout her life and she never joined the CCP organizations.
My father's experience was completely different. He's an intellectual, but he joined the CCP when he was young and worked as a government officer. After he retired, he had a good retirement salary. He felt that everything he had came from the CCP.
On July 20, 1999, the CCP launched its persecution campaign against Falun Dafa. Afterward, I returned to China for a vacation.
My mother supported me and also believed that Dafa is good. My father, however, did not and he completely went along with the CCP. Because he knows the CCP is good at torturing people and was afraid that I would get persecuted, he tried very hard to convince me to give up practicing Falun Dafa. When I made it clear that I would keep practicing, he even slapped my face to emphasize his point.
Resistance to Quitting the CCP
A few years ago, my parents came overseas to visit me. I told them the facts about Falun Dafa in detail and introduced to them the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
By that time, my mother already had some diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and hyperthyroidism. I taught her to quietly recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
She told me that my father read all the Falun Dafa materials that were in my home while I was out. But he still refused to accept Falun Dafa and was opposed to it.
He especially could not accept quitting the CCP. He thought we were getting political. Just before he returned to China, we talked again about Falun Dafa and about quitting the CCP. Our conversation ended in an argument.
When my parents went back to China, it was hard for me to talk more about this over the phone. Each time I called, I would remind my mother to recite the words. My father’s hearing was poor, so I could not easily chat with him on the phone, not to mention talking to him about the persecution and quitting the CCP. Sometimes I wired money to them or bought them some special things which they wouldn't have spent the money on for themselves. As their daughter, I wanted to make sure that they knew I truly cared about them.
Several years later, my mother told me that although she believed Dafa is good and also believed what I said, sometimes she would forget to recite the words. Because I kept reminding her on the phone, she gradually learned to recite them every day.
Diagnosed with Late Stage Stomach Cancer
Three months ago, I called my mom. She told me my father had just been diagnosed with late term stomach cancer. My mother was worried my father would die soon and she would be left alone. My father became very thin and his flesh became dark and sallow. He had no energy to go out or to do housework. He could not help my mom carry the groceries and he could only eat a little food.
My older sisters visited home more frequently. My mother told me perhaps they thought our father would not live long, so they wanted to see him more.
I told my mother the only way to save my father was to have him recite the nine words which could truly save his life. My mother said she had reminded him before, but he just smiled and let my mother recite it for him.
My mother said that by his attitude, she could tell that he no longer was against Dafa. I told her, “That's not good enough. He has to recite it sincerely himself, then it will work.”
True Change of Heart
Recently my mother told me on the phone that my father recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” as a life-saving last resort. He recited the words every day. My mother reminded him every night and asked him if he had recited it or not. My father said yes.
The next update I received was good news. He seemed to have no pain. Except for feeling fatigued, he didn’t seem to have any other discomfort. She felt it was not normal for a patient with late-stage cancer to have no pain. I told my mother that the nine words were really working. I asked her to encourage him to keep saying them.
I recently telephoned them and was told that the doctor was amazed at my father’s speedy recovery. My elder sister decided his diagnosis was wrong.
My mother told me my father looked better and that he had more energy. Now when they go grocery shopping in the morning, my father can help my mother carry them. His appetite improved and sometimes he ate more than everyone else. My sisters stopped visiting them so frequently, because they feel my father is now out of danger.
My father used to say he believed in atheism and did not believe in the existence of God or Buddha. However, he finally accepted that Falun Dafa is good.
My family members used to oppose my cultivating Falun Dafa due to the pressure from the evil Party and they were afraid that I would end up being persecuted. However, they never said Falun Dafa is a superstition or repeated anything else the Party said. Since my father’s recovery, they are further convinced of the power and goodness of Falun Dafa.