(Minghui.org) When I last visited my parents' place my mother told me that she and my father recently visited a relative in hospital. They had to walk up a narrow steep path to get there, and the path had no handrails. My father found it difficult to walk up unaided. The path was too narrow for my mother to walk alongside to support him, so he had to crawl up the path on his hands and knees.

My heart sank when I heard this story. It made me even more resentful of Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Not only had he persecuted practitioners of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa), he had also deceived so many people into being afraid of Falun Gong. If my father had not been similarly deceived, he might have tried practicing Falun Gong to gain better health, and would not have had the disastrous operation that left him disabled.

Below, I would like to share a story about my family's fortune and misfortune.

A History of Illness

I was knocked down by a car in 2012, and received multiple fractures on my pelvis and lower spine, and several lacerations on my head that needed stitches. I was bedridden in hospital for three months.

I then had to go through a long and painful process of rehabilitation to get my weak legs working again. Each session left me exhausted, dizzy, and having heart palpitations. However, I was eventually able to walk again.

After I was discharged from the hospital, I found that I could not lift my right arm more than 90 degrees. Over time, my shoulder had become stiff. I also had numbness and weakness on the right side of my body, and double vision that sometimes affected my ability to write.

I took about six months for my pelvic fractures to heal, but I then started having pains in my hip. I was informed that the ball joint on my right hip no longer fit properly into its socket and was grinding against the bone, causing me great pain. The doctor said that I would eventually need a hip replacement.

Between my shoulder problem, the numbness on the side of my body, and the hip problem, I became very depressed.

The pain in my hip worsened over the years, and so did my health. I started taking medication, and developed a red, itchy rash on my skin.

Just when I had lost all hope, a relative gave me some software so that I could circumvent the internet firewall. I managed to access the Minghui website, where I read about Falun Gong practitioners' experiences on how they had benefited from the practice. I was very moved and decided to learn it.

My Leg Recovers After Practicing Falun Gong

After a few days of doing the exercises, I spent an afternoon walking around a few large exhibition halls in Shenzhen City. When I got home that night, I suddenly realized that despite walking around for an entire afternoon, I had no pain in my hip at all!

I then tried moving my arm and found that my shoulder didn’t hurt either. I looked for my rash, but there was no itchy skin or redness, and every thing looked normal. I was beside myself with joy – I hadn't expected Falun Gong's miraculous powers to work so quickly! Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, had saved me from a life of suffering. I am filled with gratitude to Dafa and Master Li.

Some people, including my mother, doubted the healing effects of Falun Gong. They believed that my illnesses had simply recovered over time. While this might have been so for one illness to disappear, but for all three of my illnesses to disappear at the same time!? I strongly believe that Master Li and Falun Gong's miraculous powers are the reason behind my recovery.

I remember that, on the first day of doing the exercises, I had severe bouts of diarrhea and my right hand was numb and ached. Master Li was helping to cleanse my body, and it must have been around that time that my illnesses disappeared. I hadn't noticed it earlier because I had been at home for the next two days and hadn't been walking around much, so I didn't notice the changes.

Father Disabled after Surgery

My father became disabled after surgery on his leg. Before that, he had no problems in walking and running. His only problem was an occasional numbness in his leg after sitting for a long period of time. The doctor said that he had spinal stenosis, and the only effective treatment was surgery. Because my father wasn't particularly bothered by his leg and the surgery was risky, he didn't seek treatment for many years.

As he got older however, his balance worsened, and he almost fell down twice because of the numbness in his leg. The numbness was now more frequent, and he and my family were worried that he would fall one day and sustain serious injury. They went back to the doctor, who told them that the surgery was now a routine procedure and didn't carry as much risk. My father was very keen to have the surgery.

I tried many times to convince him to practice Falun Gong, but he didn't like Falun Gong because of the propaganda that he had heard and seen on the news. He went ahead with the surgery that autumn, and paid a total of 40,000 yuan for it.

My father's leg became permanently numb after the surgery. He could no longer walk normally, and he had to use his arms to pull himself up stairs, step by step. Whenever they questioned the doctor, the doctor pointed at my father's x-rays and said that the surgery was a success!

Metal plates had also been inserted to support my father's back, but that meant he could no longer lean forward.

We knew the surgery had been difficult and complicated, and we didn't blame the doctor.

The Differences

It has been a number of years since my father's surgery, but he still cannot move his leg and back normally. Whenever I visit him I often find him missing a slipper, because he cannot feel that the slipper has fallen off.

I had my injured leg, but it miraculously healed through practicing Falun Gong. I am still fit and healthy.

I hope some day that my father can see through the lies and propaganda, and become a Falun Gong practitioner as well. I hope that his body can recover and he can walk well again.