[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] A Doctor's Journey
(Minghui.org) I got to know Falun Dafa when I was a sophomore in high school. I was drawn to the profound principles of Dafa, which resolved a lot of questions that I was never able to find answers for. Later, even though I was busy preparing for college entrance exams, I still squeezed in time to study the Fa and do the exercises. Dafa gave me wisdom and energy, and I was able to get into a prestigious college.
In college, I was able to resist all kinds of temptations and still strictly follow the Dafa principles. Every year, I received a scholarship and in the end, I was accepted into graduate school. I later found a great job after graduation. All of this was made possible because Dafa granted me ability and wisdom.
At work, I follow the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” As a medical doctor, I take full responsibility for my patients. Nowadays, there are many medical disputes. Some doctors are afraid of trouble and refuse to take on complicated cases. However, I try my best to help my patients and treat them compassionately.
Once, a 3-year-old came in to the emergency room because she fell and bit her tongue badly. It just would not stop bleeding. The child was too young, and the family was not willing to take the risk of a general anesthesia. They had gone to several hospitals in town, and nobody was willing to take them because of the risk involved in treating her.
I calmed the family down and started examining the child. The wound was severe. If it didn’t get treated properly, it would impact her speaking and eating. However, it is difficult to get such a young child to cooperate for local anesthesia. It wasn't too surprising to me that other places had turned them away.
I thought that as a Dafa practitioner, I should be considerate of others. I should not always think about protecting myself. I asked Master to help strengthen me so that the child would cooperate. Surprisingly, she did not move around and complied with me perfectly throughout the entire process. It was the power of Dafa and Master, along with a Dafa disciple’s compassion, that made this possible.
Another example was a 16-year-old girl who suffered a broken collarbone and a broken jaw during a car accident. Based on several doctors’ proposals, the surgery would cost at least 90,000 yuan and leave scars on her neck. The family was poor and could not possibly afford this.
After I examined the CT, I felt there might be a more conservative approach that would cost them only 600 yuan. However, it would be extremely complicated and leave me with little to show for it.
I thought, as a Dafa practitioner, I need to follow what Master asks me to do. I need to have a clear conscience. A coworker even warned me that if this did not go as planned, I would have brought this trouble onto myself. However, I still went forward with my approach. The results turned out to be great. The girl completely recovered after 3 months of treatment, and the family was very grateful.
Dafa is teaching me how to become a better person. If everybody follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, society would be a much better place. I would like people to all learn about Falun Dafa and truly believe that Falun Dafa is good. A bright, promising future will await them!