(Minghui.org) When Ms. Gao Ping was just a child, her mother was struck with various chronic illnesses. Being the eldest child in her family, Ms. Gao took care of her siblings and did all the chores, as her mother was too ill to do anything. Later on in life, Ms. Gao herself experienced severe health problems. It was Falun Gong that saved both her and her mother’s lives.
Married life was not easy for Gao Ping. After the birth of their son, her husband began to indulge in alcohol and frequently got drunk. He could not maintain a regular job, and usually beat his wife when he'd been drinking. Physical abuse gradually became part of Ms. Gao's life, from a few times a month to every day. She was covered with bruises and wounds.
Ms. Gao's husband would even go to her workplace to antagonize her. Her manager told her to control her emotions and avoid trying to stand up to him so that he would stop beating her. She, therefore, tried not to defend herself from her husband’s assaults, so her husband changed from physical abuse to mental abuse – he yelled at her and kept her from sleeping until he himself was physically exhausted.
Working all day and doing all the household chores at home, coupled with sleepless nights, Ms. Gao felt that her life was hopeless. So she filed for divorce and got custody of her then six-year-old son.
Not long after the divorce, Ms. Gao's husband went to her workplace and stabbed her twice in front of her co-workers. The knife punctured one of her lungs and severed a blood vessel to her heart.
Unable to afford medical treatment, Ms. Gao quit her job to rest at home. The heart injury created a series of other physical problems that eventually led to a stroke and caused her to have severe headaches. Her life was full of pain and misery.
Ms. Gao got married again a few years later to a doctor of Chinese medicine, who helped cure many of her ailments, except for the heart problem and the sequelae from the stroke. Half of the blood vessels in her brain were blocked, causing headaches.
Ms. Gao’s mother suffered from scores of serious illnesses. However, her fragile condition was dramatically improved in 1997, a few days after she began to practice Falun Gong. Over a dozen years have gone by, and her mother is still very healthy.
After Ms. Gao was diagnosed with the blocked blood vessels in 2009, her mother urged her to practice Falun Gong with her. She had actually taught her daughter the Falun Gong exercises in 2004, but she hadn't taken it seriously back then. Afraid of the severe consequences of her ailments this time, Gao Ping agreed to practice with her mother.
Not long after Ms. Gao began to practice Falun Gong, all her illnesses disappeared. Witnessing miracles twice in the same family, her family and friends were all deeply impressed by the healing power of Falun Gong. Many of them began to help practitioners impacted by the persecution and told others about how Falun Gong can bring good health and other great benefits to those who practice it.