Child with Cerebral Palsy Recovers Ability to Walk and Talk
(Minghui.org) After practicing Falun Dafa, my many chronic illnesses including high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and neurosis disappeared. My body has been light and free of illness.
I am a retired hospital worker, and will be 80 years old this year. I started practicing Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) in 1997.
My Grandson Born with Cerebral Palsy
In February 1990, when my daughter was six months pregnant, she went into premature labor and gave birth to a boy. He weighed only 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) at birth, and he spent the first month fighting for his life in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Due to oxygen deprivation, he also developed cerebral palsy. His medical disability was a huge blow to all of us.
Because my daughter had to return to work, she relied on us grandparents to look after her son. When our grandson was 5, we brought him to the Cerebral Palsy Institute in Beijing, where he went through three treatments and two surgeries.
But all of this did nothing to improve his condition. By this time, we had spent a lot of money, and my grandson had been through a lot of suffering. The doctors then said that his cerebral palsy was too difficult to treat further. We had no choice but to accept that he would never get better.
As my grandson grew up, it became increasingly apparent that he would require complete care for the rest of his life. He could not talk or move his limbs, and depended on us to spoon feed him.
“I came here to practice Dafa!”
After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I found a local practice site and began studying Master Li's teachings and doing the exercises every day. As I practiced, my multiple chronic illnesses disappeared.
I felt that this practice was just wonderful, and I wanted my grandson to learn it too. So, I asked the coordinator at the practice site, “Can a paralyzed child like my grandson practice this as well?”
The coordinator replied, “Your grandson can't move his limbs or stand; he won't be able to do the exercises.” His reply discouraged me from helping my grandson.
Nevertheless, I felt that fate had brought my grandson to our household, and I believed that Falun Dafa could help him. I thought that no matter how difficult it was, I would help him.
After all, it was the only piece of hope he had left.
Every day, I carried my grandson (who was seven years old at the time) to the local practice site. He sat quietly beside me while I practiced the exercises and studied the lectures.
One day, my grandson picked up a copy of Zhuan Falun and began flipping through it (my grandson could not read yet). Worried that he would dirty or damage the book, I asked him to return it to me.
But, he refused and tried to hide the book from me by sitting on it. Feeling that he was being disrespectful to Master Li's teachings, I angrily snatched the book back, and even swatted him.
But my grandson cried and said, “I came here to practice Dafa!”
I was stunned. His voice was strange and yet familiar. When I regained my senses, I burst into tears of joy. My grandson could talk! Although his speech wasn't very clear, I definitely heard him say, “I came here to practice Dafa!”
This was the first time he had ever spoken anything. No words could describe my joy as I thanked Master Li for what had happened.
We later watched Master Li’s lectures in Jinan City at a local practice site. I also borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun, and began reading it aloud to my grandson at home.
During that time, my grandson fell asleep whenever I read Zhuan Falun, and woke up when I finished. When I asked him if he had heard what I read, he told me, “I heard all of it!”
Although my grandson still cannot read, he often listens to Master Li’s lectures. When he joins us for study sessions, he tells us when we have read a word incorrectly, and he is invariably right.
My grandson can also recite some of Master Li’s writings and the poems in Hong Yin by heart.
Grandson Learns to Do the Exercises and Walk
When my grandson was in his teens, I began teaching him to do the Falun Dafa exercises.
In the beginning, he could not move his limbs or stand, and it was very difficult to teach him the exercises. I supported him against a wall and then moved his arms and hands while teaching him the exercises.
We both were sweaty and exhausted, but I never gave up. I knew that the only thing that could save him was Falun Dafa. With our consistent efforts, my grandson was gradually able to stand against the wall on his own! He could also do the exercise motions on his own.
I then began teaching him to walk. I attached his waistband to my waist and walked him forward, step by step.
My grandson was very determined, even though he often was covered in sweat and his feet were blistered and bleeding. He wore through many pairs of shoes and fell many times, but he never complained.
Seeing how much my grandson was suffering, my heart hurt as well. But deep down, I knew that Master Li would help him get through this, and that no hardship could stop him.
Gradually, my grandson was able to walk with some support. But because my grandson’s arms and legs were misshapen, he fell down if he made a wrong step, but he got up and kept trying.
Later, I bought him a walker and he was able to practice walking outside. There, he was able to display the miraculous power of Falun Dafa.
As a child with cerebral palsy, he had not only regained the ability to stand, but to walk and talk! My neighbors and friends knew that my grandson had recovered by practicing Falun Dafa, and they all said that Falun Dafa was simply miraculous.
Persisting in the Practice and Clarifying the Facts Amid Persecution
After the persecution of Falun Gong began, my grandson and I regularly went to a nearby public square to practice the exercises, regardless of the season. We used the opportunity to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to others, including policemen, local officials, workers, and students.
We told them that Falun Dafa is the universal great law, and that practitioners adhere to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We strive to become good people who are selfless and place others before themselves.
We also tell them that Falun Dafa is being wrongfully persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and that Jiang Zemin and his cronies have been fabricating lies about Falun Dafa.
We tell them not to follow Jiang Zemin and his group in perpetuating the persecution, or one will receive karmic retribution. If people are kind to Falun Dafa practitioners, they will receive blessings and good fortune for themselves and their future generations.
Many people in our district know that we practice Falun Dafa in the square, and many of them have also learned the truth about Falun Dafa and have withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. No one bothers us when we practice the exercises in public.
One day, while we were practicing in the square, one of the leaders of the 610 Office (the CCP office established to persecute Falun Gong) passed by. He was astonished to see that my grandson, whom he knew had cerebral palsy, had grown so tall.
“How did your grandson get better?” he asked me.
I replied, “He recovered after practicing Falun Dafa!” I then told him the facts about Falun Dafa. He kept nodding and saying, “I understand.”
My grandson also said to him, “From now on, please stop persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners since they are good people. Otherwise, you’ll receive karmic retribution!”
He replied, “I now know what to do!”
One day, a policeman came to me and asked me about my grandson’s situation. I told him that he had recovered after practicing Falun Dafa.
He told me that his child also had cerebral palsy, and his condition had not improved despite trying various treatments. He listened intently while I told him about Falun Dafa, and left after I had finished.
Another day, while practicing the exercises in the square, I heard someone beside me. I turned around and saw that it was a policeman. He smiled and said cheerfully to me, “Are you practicing your exercises?”
I said, “Yes! Can I help you?”
He demurred and said that he was just passing by, and went on his way. I followed him and told him about the goodness Falun Dafa, while he listened quietly. We eventually reached the entrance of the police station, and he invited me in for a rest. I declined, but I believe he now understood the truth.
Over the past 20 years, my family and I have been deeply blessed by the goodness of Falun Dafa, and our lives are happy and fulfilled.
My grandson continues to grow healthy and strong. He is 27 years old this year, stands at a height of 1.7 meters, and can basically take care of himself.
This is the miraculous power of Falun Dafa! I am forever grateful to Master Li! My grandson and I are so fortunate to practice Falun Dafa.