Once Bedridden, Now Healthy and Happy
(Minghui.org) I am 66 years old and I live in Shandong Province in eastern China. I would like to share how Falun Dafa changed the lives of my sister-in-law and me.
In 1997, I suffered from a slipped disc and had to stay in bed. Thinking that I was essentially paralyzed, I became depressed and didn't know what to do.
One day the doctor who did acupuncture on me told me about a meditation system. He said, “It works well and I have seen many people improve. It's amazing. Some had leg problems and could not walk. Now they can. Do you want to try it?”
The meditation practice he mentioned was Falun Dafa. When I asked where I could learn the exercises, I found out that my older sister and her entire family were practitioners. She said, “Come here and I will show you how to do the exercises.”
At that time, my family ran a convenience store and business was very good. When he heard about my sister's invitation, my husband said, “I don’t care about our business. Your health matters more than money.” He put up a “For Sale” sign, and we soon found a buyer.
My husband, our daughter, and I went to my sister's. That afternoon we went to a group practice site located in a school to learn the exercises.
Besides doing the exercises, we also began to read Zhuan Falun. Just like the doctor said, my pain was gone and I was able to walk again like a young person. My entire family was thrilled and some of our relatives also began to practice Falun Dafa.
Two years after I began to practice, the persecution in China started. Like many practitioners in China, I endured all kinds of mistreatment, including illegal arrest and detention.
At that time, one of my other sisters lived with me and we did the exercises together. One day the police came to my place and took her to a detention center. My sister was frightened and had symptoms of heart disease. But the officers continued to interrogate her, asking her what practitioners she knew and where they lived. As a result of torture and the mental stress, my sister's condition deteriorated and she later died.
Because police often came to harass me, I was forced to leave home and went to another city. In 2004, a practitioner told me that we needed to create materials to tell the public what Falun Dafa really was and to debunk the communist party's defamatory propaganda. We also needed to tell people how the Party was persecuting practitioners. She said, “Right now, we get these materials from another city, but it takes an entire day to go there and back. Could you help make some here?”
I decided to try, and the next day another practitioner came to show me how. After some trial and error, I was able to print the brochures. Seeing the pile of stapled materials with nice pictures, I was very happy because I knew many people could learn the facts from them.
When we went to the countryside to distribute fliers in 2008, someone reported me to the police. I was arrested and kept in a forced labor camp for 15 months. The torture and brainwashing made me very weak. My husband and daughter were worried about me even after I was released and returned home.
I knew my good health came from practicing Falun Dafa, and nothing could stop me from practicing and believing in it. As soon as I returned home, I resumed doing the exercises. Both my husband and daughter were glad to see that I was healthy again. They not only helped me produce materials but also told others my story. After hearing about my amazing recovery, many people we knew no longer believed the communist party's slanderous propaganda about Falun Dafa.
My sister-in-law kept having neck pain and was diagnosed with a tumor. Since the local hospital did not know to treat it, doctors recommended she go to a hospital in Beijing.
On the train to Beijing, she called me and told me what had happened. I had told her about Falun Dafa in the past, but she did not dare to listen because she was afraid of the persecution in China. She remembered I’d told her that Falun Dafa teaches people to be better citizens following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
She said, “Now I understand why you like it [Falun Dafa] so much. Do you think reciting the phrases you told me earlier would help me?” Although she could not say it over the phone, I knew she was referring to the words I told her to say: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I said yes and she told me she would keep reciting those words.
After she got to the hospital, the doctors examined her and said that her condition had improved. One doctor said, “The lump is very small now. I do not think you need surgery.” He let my sister go home without even prescribing any medication.
Shortly after she returned from Beijing, my sister-in-law fully recovered. Her husband was very excited. He phoned me and said, “Thank you so much!” Then he exclaimed, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”