(Minghui.org) Before we practiced Falun Dafa 18 years ago, my wife and I were in terrible health and were struggling to stay alive. Now we are both in our 80s, healthy and active, thanks to Falun Dafa's miraculous healing power. The following are our stories.
My wife had severe stomach and cardiovascular problems. She dropped from 127 lbs to about 80 pounds and was too weak to walk. I was in worse shape, with clogged arteries, degrading eyesight, spinal compression and overgrowth, a kidney cyst, and eczema. In the summer of 1996 I developed an irregular heartbeat and inflammation in my stomach and intestines.
None of the doctors I saw could help. A practitioner we knew visited us a few times to tell us about the health benefits of the practice. In May 1997 we decided to become practitioners and follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
In less than a month after starting the practice, all of our ailments were gone without us ever taking a pill. The illnesses never recurred and our physical condition got better with time. I used to need help walking, but now I can go up steep hills. I can also ride a bike without any problems.
Those who knew us thought that we had turned into different people after the practice. In the past 18 years we did not even once have a cold. We have put away our health insurance cards with the rest of the things that we don't need.
I had cataracts and retinitis. The doctor told me that there was nothing he could do to help. As my eyesight worsened, I had to keep changing glasses. Eventually I would need surgery. By 1996 I could barely see, but was too scared to have high risk surgery.
Shortly after I began to practice Falun Dafa, my eyes became red, swollen and sensitive to light and I couldn't read Zhuan Falun. I decided to listen to Teacher's recorded lectures. I dozed off and felt someone tap my shoulder. I thought it was my wife, but she wasn't at home. I woke up and continued to listen to the lectures.
A miracle happened. I suddenly could see clearly again. My prescription glasses went from -7 to -3 diopters. At the age of 80, I didn't need glasses to read anymore. I could see far and wide when I rode my bike. Looking at a computer screen for a long time didn't bother me, either.
My wife used to have an analytical job which required heavy use of her eyes. Her eyesight was damaged and she had been wearing glasses since she was young. After she practiced Falun Dafa, her eyesight returned to normal. She was able to pull a thread through a needle without glasses and proofread small-font Falun Gong informational materials.
When we were both in bad health before the practice, we asked a university professor to help us find good doctors in big hospitals. The professor was very kind and helped us many times. He also knew all about our illnesses. Naturally he was shocked and amazed when he learned that our practice had healed all of our ailments.
He traveled a long way to see us three times in 2012 to find out more about Falun Dafa. We told him about the persecution and how the practice benefited us and other practitioners. My brother's relatives stopped by and told him about the miracles they experienced in the practice, as well. Seeing how the practitioners were kind, virtuous and healthy, the professor became interested in learning the practice.
He quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliations last year, taking a stance against the persecution. Earlier this year he brought a friend along to our house. His friend wanted to learn the practice and obtain software to break through the Internet firewall, so that he could read about Falun Dafa online.
My daughter downloaded the major writings of Falun Dafa for them and showed them how to use the software. They also did the exercises together with my daughter. Before they left, they told us that we were so fortunate that our whole family practiced Falun Dafa.