(Minghui.org) After taking up Falun Dafa in March 1997, my health recovered in a short time and my illnesses disappeared. I knew I had to share this with my mother.
My mother, who was already 72, lived in another city. For many years she suffered from diabetes and she had very low blood sugar. Even the highest dose of insulin did not help much. Her eyesight had become blurry. Her legs and feet had ulcers. In addition, she had heart and kidney problems. Doctors said they could do nothing for her.
She thought about suicide, but then decided against it because she did not want us to be sad. She suffered through, day by day.
When I visited my mother and told her about my positive changes from the practice, she did not quite believe it in the beginning. However, when I told her more about the goodness of the practice she said she would give a try. “If it can help me enough that I would not need an insulin injection, I would be happy.”
My mother spent two days and finished listening to Master Li Hongzhi's audio lectures. She liked the teachings and asked me to show her the exercises. When she tried it for the first time, she was able to do the sitting meditation with both legs crossed in double lotus for half an hour. A few days later, my father took her to a nearby group exercise site in a wheelchair.
I kept calling her, asking her how things went, and encouraging her. One day she said she had runny nose. Another day she had symptoms of diarrhea. I told her my understanding of what the teachings say about eliminating illness karma and body purification and let her decide what to do. She was determined, “I am fine. You do not need to come and take care of me. I know my body is being purified.”
Shortly after that, she became strong enough to go to the group exercise by herself.
One day, mother decided to stop taking the insulin injection, with the firm thought, “I am a Falun Gong practitioner and I do not need it.” My father, on the other hand, was still worried. He waited for three days and asked my mother if she was all right.
My mother was doing the sitting mediation at that time. After the music stopped, she said to my father, “My health is perfect now. I've never felt so good in my entire life.”
Since then, her diabetes was gone and she no longer needed a special diet. “I can do all of the household chores now. Come, and I will cook for you,” she told me on the phone proudly.
Mother has not cooked for us for many years. Whenever her children visited her, we always kept busy all the time, cooking, cleaning, and organizing things for her and our father. It was wonderful to see these changes and her smile return.
When a doctor, who had prescribed medicine for my mother in the past, saw me and asked about my mother, I told him what happened. “It's a miracle!” said the doctor. “I bet none of her doctors would have imagined this could happen.”
Seeing the changes in my mother, many neighbors began to practice as well. My father, who had been a stubborn atheist, also became a Falun Dafa practitioner.