Woman in Her 80s Recovers from Serious Fall in 22 Hours
(Minghui.org) My mother is an 81-year-old farmer. Before she practiced Falun Dafa she suffered from various ailments. In June 1997, the doctor told my mother that she would only live a few more months. It was about this time that she was introduced to Falun Dafa.
Since practicing Falun Dafa, my mother can now read all of the teachings of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Dafa, and write short poems. She lives alone and can take care of herself. She works on the farm and can see just fine. She does not need to wear glasses to read. Her hearing is great, too. She is as fit as a fiddle. My mother used to be impatient and unforgiving. Now she gets along with her neighbors and everyone respects her.
Last year, my mother slipped and fell down the stairs while carrying a basket of peanuts. Since my father passed away in 2009, she has lived alone. All of her children live in different cities, so we were unaware of her accident.
She said her first thought was not to call her children but to ask Master Li for help. She assured herself that, as a Falun Dafa practitioner, she would be okay. She recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” over and over again. After a while, she could gently move one hand. She touched her head and felt many bumps. A few bones were protruding from her back and other areas. Words cannot describe the pain she was in.
Mother tried to inch forward and grabbed the edge of a stone crock about a meter away. With all her might and at the same time asking Master for help, she managed to stand up!
She picked up the peanuts and slowly climbed up the stairs to the second floor. As my mother sat down to read Zhuan Falun, she suddenly realized that she could neither sit nor stand normally. She had to lean gingerly against the bed, chair, or table. It was very difficult for her to eat, drink, or go to the toilet.
In spite of her condition, she read the Dafa teachings. At night my mother could not sleep because her whole body ached. She curled up in bed and kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
My mother told me she did not know how long she slept, but she woke up at 3:40 a.m. Usually she does the Falun Dafa exercises at that time. She was still in pain but felt better. Though unable to do the exercises properly, she still managed to finish the standing exercises. When it was time to do the sitting meditation, because a bone in her leg was protruding, it was difficult and extremely painful to sit in the full lotus position.
She then remembered Master's words in Zhuan Falun: “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.”
When she pulled her legs up it was so painful that she broke out in a cold sweat. She ignored the pain and focused on listening to the exercise music. Mother finished the one-hour sitting meditation and went on to send righteous thoughts.
After an hour, she put her legs down and discovered that she could move better. The pain was gone, too. She tried to walk and did not feel any discomfort. The bones that had been protruding weren't anymore. Only the bump on her head remained, but it did not hurt.
In other words, it took 22 hours from the time my mother fell and could not move to complete recovery. This is the miracle of Dafa that happened to my mother.
Just imagine--an elderly woman in her 80s recovering this quickly! Even a young person who had a fall like that might end up in the hospital for months. Yet my mother had such unexpected results because of her deep faith in Falun Dafa and Master.
I am grateful to Master Li for protecting our family. It is my hope that people get to know the truth about Falun Dafa and not be misled by Chinese Communist Party propaganda. If you sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” you will be blessed!