[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Falun Gong Helps a Paralyzed Person Walk
(Minghui.org) Following a misdiagnosis at a hospital, I was given hormone shots, which left me paralyzed for four years. I could not take care of my personal needs and had to rely on my husband for everything, even to carry me to the bathroom.
My husband took me to see doctors in Beijing and Tianjin. We spent all of our money on medical treatments and surgery, but nothing worked. I cried every day and thought about committing suicide. However, something kept me from following through on that impulse.
My younger sister had retired and traveled from Shandong Province to visit me in July 1998. She told me that there were over 1,000 people practicing Falun Gong in her town and that many cancer patients had recovered after practicing it. She suggested that I go there to learn it.
A Strong Will to Learn Falun Gong
Taking my sister's suggestion was easier said than done. I could not walk, and the hormones had made me overweight. The distance from my home to her town covered two provinces, and we would have to take three trains.
My sister firmly said: “I will come to meet you this time no matter what else is happening. Others have had their illnesses healed, so can you!”
That firm thought caused miracles to happen the next day. I actually walked out of my home and climbed onto a tricycle, even though I previously had to have my husband carry me on his back! This miracle gave me the confidence I needed to go to Shandong Province.
We had to walk over a long, high bridge from the east railway station to the west railway station in Tianjin. My sister and her daughter helped me to climb up the bridge. After that, I could walk myself by holding onto the railings.
I was very happy and kept thinking it was a dream. Master Li (Falun Gong’s founder) protected me all the way to my sister’s place.
It rained cats and dogs, but that did not block my determination to learn Falun Gong. It was after 10:00 p.m. when we arrived at my sister’s home. I walked to the second floor by holding the stair railing. The first thing I said, which I clearly remember to this day was, “How come I do not feel tired at all after I traveled a whole day?”
I couldn’t wait to study Falun Gong’s main book, Zhuan Falun, and learn the five exercises with my sister the next day. I was able to finish practicing the four standing exercises (for one hour) within two weeks. Four months later, I had regained my health completely!
The profound principles explained by Master in Zhuan Falun thoroughly convinced me to become a good person according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I no longer fought with others. When I had conflicts, I looked within and was considerate of others. Cultivation was the happiest aspect of my life!
Every day I studied the Fa and did the exercises, never wasting a moment. My health improved greatly, and I no longer cared about self-interest. The long-term conflicts between me and my daughter-in-law were eliminated. My home environment also became a peaceful one.
After witnessing the miracles in my life, several dozen folks in my village began practicing Falun Gong. My home became a Fa-study site and has since continued for 18 years. Fellow practitioners studied Falun Gong’s teachings, shared their cultivation experiences, and practiced the exercises there. Every day we went out in public to distribute information to clarify the truth about Falun Gong.
Never Giving Up
Even when the persecution of Falun Gong first started, I was never fooled by the government's slander campaign because I truly experienced the process of being saved by Master. Several dozen other practitioners who had begun to practice Falun Gong had also been monitored, and they were sent to a brainwashing center. The officials there tried to force them to give up their practice and slander Master Li.
I went to talk with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary in my town. I told him that I learned Falun Gong in Shandong Province, that I was responsible for any matter concerning it here, and that the village folks learned it to be good people and have good health.
I continued, “I had been paralyzed for four years, spent all of my money on health care, and no one from the CCP showed any concern about me. But Master Li helped me regain my health without charging me a penny. Anyone who forces me to give up my belief would be guilty of taking my life. I will not write a ‘Renouncing Statement.’”
I kept telling them about the benefits from my practice. In the end, the official was moved and arranged for a car to take me home. My husband began to practice Falun Gong diligently after that.
A few days later, a police vehicle parked outside my house every day to monitor us. I then told the driver the facts about Falun Gong. He accepted it and no longer showed up. I did not even know what righteous thoughts were at that time. Now I realize that what I said was with a pure heart and had the power of the Fa!