(Minghui.org) My elder sister’s son got married on September 15, 2015, with our entire family in attendance. This was a grand occasion for my parents, who are in their 70s. My father stood up straight and walked with a spring in his step. Seeing him in good health at the time reminded me of what had happened to him 13 years ago.

Grim Situation

My father fell from his bicycle and was taken to a hospital after being unconscious for five hours. He was treated in the county hospital for four days and then transferred to the Bethune International Peace Hospital in Shijiazhuang City.

Our entire family gathered at my elder sister’s home to hear the diagnosis: an injured cervical vertebra was compressing his nerves. This made any type of movement impossible. Doctors advised immediate surgery, but it was a difficult decision, because the operation was life-threatening.

For my elder brother, it was unthinkable that our father would become bedridden at 60, and he thought that surgery was essential. However, my elder sister insisted that the operation was too risky and costly. She worried that we would lose both father and the money. The situation was grim.

He was later transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). As my siblings were all busy with work, I stayed with our father every night.

Supporting Falun Dafa

The accident occurred only about ten days after I started to practice Falun Dafa. I had learned that Falun Dafa practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and that the Chinese Communist Party was slandering and persecuting Falun Dafa. I told father about those issues.

He immediately accepted what I said and realized that practitioners are good people. He even started reciting, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

Then, a woman who was injured in a car accident was brought into the ICU. The woman’s leg was broken, and she needed to be put in traction, but there were no beds in the ICU. This was an urgent need, as any delay would cause a difference in the lengths of her legs, leaving her impaired or even crippled.

The doctor hoped that my father would offer the woman his bed. My dad was aware of the urgency and immediately moved out of the ICU.

Unexpected Recovery

He looked well and completely different the next morning and even tried to get out of bed. I did not agree at first, but relented after some time.

When he stood up, we were thrilled. He became even more confident and wanted to walk. He could only step sideways and not forward. I told him that this was extraordinary and that he would eventually recover.

I was aware that his improvement was because he understood the truth about Dafa and had helped other people. This changed his life. From his experience, I realized that anyone who understands the facts about Dafa would be blessed. Father and I are glad to have experienced this extraordinary day.

Before my brother’s visit the next day, my father wanted to shave. He was as skillful as ever when he shaved himself.

My brother and uncle were surprised to see how well Dad had recovered in just two days. Surrounded by relatives, my dad insisted on getting up and walking. I helped him get out of bed, and he was able to walk on his own! My brother and I no longer thought that surgery was necessary.

My father continued to improve and was discharged after ten days in the hospital. My younger sister’s husband, who helped him complete the discharge process, said, “Dad’s medical expenses were less than 900 yuan, so we got most of the deposit back!”

More than a decade has passed, but this incident is still fresh in my mind.