(Minghui.org) The story below is about a practitioner who is 89 years old. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. She had a steel plate put in her leg during surgery after an accident in 2008. She later had a vision that of the steel plate being removed from her leg. She told her family about the miracle, but they didn't believe her; that is, until they saw the X-ray.

Recovering from Illnesses After Practicing Falun Dafa

This elderly lady was fraught with many illnesses since she was young and depended on medicine daily. Though her family couldn't afford to buy enough food, they still tried their best to pay for her medicine.

During the 20 years of being ill, there were many times she couldn't get up out of bed.

But, one day, she started practicing Falun Dafa. After she watched a video recording of Master Li Hongzhi's lectures on the Fa, she experienced a remarkable physical transformation. She became as energetic as a young person.

She told me with tears in her eyes, “It is great luck that I encountered Master spreading the Fa. He purified my body.”

“I will spread the good news to all my relatives, so that they also can feel Master's compassion and Dafa's mighty power.”

Overcoming Challenges

The woman was illiterate and could only listen when fellow practitioners took turns to read the Fa during the Fa study group. She desperately wanted to be able to read the Fa herself, so fellow practitioners taught her to read, word by word.

She said, “I will definitely make it. Teacher will definitely help me.”

Her husband taught her the Chinese characters at home, too. Finally she could read the entire book Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, although very slowly. Within time, she could recognize every character in the book.

She could bear the pain when meditating. In order to sit in full-lotus position, her pants were soaked in sweat while enduring the pain.

There were several dozen practitioners in our village and she was the only practitioner who could sit in full-lotus position for more than one hour before July 20, 1999, the day that the practice was banned by the Chinese Communist regime.

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong, most of our local practitioners gave up practicing Falun Gong out to fear. However, this elderly practitioner remained steadfast and diligent in the practice.

After some time, fellow practitioners contacted her and shared cultivation experiences with her. That's when she stepped out to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa.

After the book the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, she persuaded her neighbors to quit the CCP.

Faith Is Rewarded

At home she disciplined herself based on the Falun Dafa principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and didn't bring trouble to her children.

Her husband suffered cerebral thrombosis. Besides, he had bad temper. Whenever he felt bad, he lost his temper. But she never complained and kept taking good care of him.

In May 2008, while she was helping her husband take a bath, he fell down and knocked her down too. Her children took her to the hospital and she was diagnosed with a fractured hip bone. She had surgery and they put in a steel plate. Doctors said that she was too old to endure another surgery to remove the steel plate. After she returned home, she continued to study the Fa and listen to the Fa lectures.

I went to see her in 2011. She told me that she saw Master's Fashen take out the shining steel nails and plate from her leg. She said she saw it clearly. She also told me that her family didn't believe her, so she could only tell me about it. I said, “I believe you. As long as we practice the genuine cultivation, Teacher will help us.”

She fell again while cooking for her husband during the 2014 Chinese New Year. Her leg was hurt and it was rather painful. Her husband asked her how she could stand up. She said, “I can definitely make it because I have Master and Dafa.”

She thought, “Did I do anything wrong? Where didn't I cultivate well? However, no one is allowed to interfere with me, and no one can stop me.”

She clenched her teeth and stood up, but then had to sit on her bed. Her son took her to the hospital. The doctors said that her bones were all right and only her muscles were hurt slightly. Her son asked them to take an X-ray to be sure.

The result showed that the nails and steel plate in her leg had disappeared. Her children and grandchildren were astonished. She said, “Now you've all witnessed the wonder of Dafa, so you must believe in Dafa and treat Dafa with a good heart. You must bear in mind, 'Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!' Heaven blesses those who choose goodness with happiness, safety and a good future.”