A Brand New Life
(Minghui.org) My wife, daughter, and I had experienced tribulations and difficulties in the past. Our daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which resulted in a speech and language impediment.
We sought help at a number of hospitals, but medications and treatments did not improve her condition. My wife and I felt hopeless and desperate, which led to health issues for both of us.
After we began practicing Falun Gong, all three of us recovered from our illnesses.
Both my wife and I were in our 30s when we got married. My wife got pregnant shortly after we got married and we had a daughter. It was a difficult birth, and our baby was diagnosed with an inflammation of her lungs and bronchial tubes, which caused cerebral palsy.
Despite going to many large hospitals, which exhausted our savings, and going into debt, no treatment or medication made any improvement in our baby's condition. As she grew older, she became disabled and had a speech impediment.
The physical and mental pressure affected my health, and I was diagnosed with a stomach disease and hepatitis B. My wife, given the constant worries, developed anemia and gallstones.
Benefiting from Practicing Falun Gong
During a business trip in 1997, I came across people doing the Falun Gong exercises. I was told that practicing Falun Gong benefits everyone, young and old.
My wife and I began practicing Falun Gong and soon recovered from our ailments.
Our daughter, who was then 20 years old, also decided to practice Falun Gong a few months later. Given her disabilities, it was almost impossible for her to do the exercises, and because she had not attended school, she could not read or write. But she could sit and meditate.
During the day, she watched Teacher’s lectures, and in the evenings she practiced the exercises with us.
She was surprisingly diligent in doing the exercises and listening to the teachings. Double-leg crossing was very difficult for all of us. Nonetheless, she was able to cross both legs a few days after she began. Tears from the excruciating pain rolled down her cheeks while she meditated.
“Don’t worry about me, I’m fine, I can do this,” she said.
She did the exercises in another room so that we would not see her crying. A month later, she could double cross her legs for one hour.
Encouragement from Teacher
My daughter had a dream, where she was watching Teacher's lecture DVD. She saw someone in the dream and asked, “Who are you?” He pointed at the television but did not say anything. She noticed that Teacher looked like the person in her dream. She asked, “Are you my Teacher?” Teacher nodded, so she asked, “Teacher, can I practice Falun Gong?” Teacher smiled, shook his head, and then disappeared.
She asked me why Teacher shook his head, and whether it meant that she could not practice Falun Gong. I replied that Teacher was leaving the decision up to her. If she was determined to practice, Teacher would help her.
Determined to be a true practitioner, she wanted to join us when we were reading Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong.
Even though she had never formally learned to read, she read the book every day by herself. She told me that when she read, she could hear Teacher’s voice, as if the lecture recording was playing in her head. She was eventually able to read Zhuan Falun and the other Falun Gong books.
Given her speech impediment, she could not communicate very well and thus wanted to learn to send text messages. We hung a chart of Chinese phonics for her to learn to type in Chinese, and with our help, she learned to send text messages.
The Falun Gong teachings and exercises have led to some fundamental changes in my daughter. She is now healthy.
Someone with cerebral palsy who had never gone to school is not only healthy but can read and send text messages.
We have witnessed the extraordinary nature of Falun Gong. This cultivation practice has given our family a brand new life.