My Son Regained the Ability to Speak Because of Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) After my husband died in 2007, my nine-year-old son Ben stopped speaking. In search of a remedy, I took him to a doctor, who told me, “The only way to communicate with him is to open his heart; otherwise, he may need to be taken care of for the rest of his life, which would not be good for him.”
My heart became even heavier. With no husband, I had to provide for the two of us. I had two jobs: I worked as a janitor and a kitchen assistant, seven days a week, twelve hours per day. I was tired when I arrived home and had little time to spend with my son. Even working every day of the week, I only made 700 yuan ($105) per month.
When Ben went to junior high school, he didn’t speak to anyone and didn't do his homework very often, so his academic performance was poor. His teacher advised me to withdraw him from school, but I thought that every child has the right to an education. Although Ben did not want to speak, I couldn’t deprive him of his rights.
The teacher said that Ben might fail junior high because of his problems. I told the teacher that I didn't care how well he learned, I just didn't want my child to regret not going to school. The teacher agreed to let Ben continue.
I heard that reading Falun Dafa books to children would help them, so I borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun from a relative. Every day after work, I read a section to him. He listened attentively but didn't say anything. Sometimes Ben and I listened to recordings of Master’s lectures and watched Shen Yun DVDs or other Falun Dafa DVDs. We loved to watch all of them. We also wrote "Falun Dafa is good" on paper currency and used the bills to pay when we went shopping.
Ben gradually improved. Occasionally, he would talk to others and he would also do his homework. He often helped me cook and do housework.
On graduation day, Ben went to school. When his teacher read Ben's name on a diploma, she was so shocked that her cup fell from her hands. Others who are familiar with our family were also surprised, because they didn’t believe that my son could get a diploma because students had to get passing grades on all the competency tests – which he didn’t. His graduation was a miracle. Because we believe that Falun Dafa is good, and we try to be good people, we were blessed.
Passed a Physical Examination
Ben went on to a technical school. He was honest and diligent and worked hard. His academic performance was among the top in his class, and he was one of only two students who were given scholarships.
After Ben graduated, he applied for a job with a company. The assessment went smoothly, but his physical examination showed that his red blood cell index was high, the protein level in his urine was slightly elevated, and his heartbeat was very rapid.
I wondered if the symptoms were because he was fasting, which was required for the physical exam. The company’s leaders told the applicants that anyone who failed the physical exam could be reexamined the next morning. Those who failed the second exam wouldn’t be hired.
Friends and relatives were all anxious for me. Some thought that my son should get medical treatment before being retested. Relatives who practice Falun Gong suggested that we sincerely recite "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good," and listen to Master’s lectures.
The next morning, on the way to the hospital, we kept reciting "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." Ben still fasted before the exam. While we waited for the results in the afternoon, we recited the phrases in our hearts. When we got the medical report, the doctor told us that Ben had passed the physical. We were very happy.
One day at work when Ben asked a coworker to bring him a wrench, the fellow threw the wrench to him. Ben was focusing on a task, so he didn’t see the wrench flying at him. The wrench hit Ben’s glasses, breaking the metal arm. The glasses hit the floor. All the workers around him were frightened. A heavy metal object at that short distance could seriously injure or even kill someone.
I asked Ben if he was scared at that moment. He said no. Although his glasses were ruined, Ben did not ask his coworker to pay for them. I asked Ben, "Why don’t you ask him to pay for the glasses? I lived frugally to save the 600 yuan to buy you the glasses, and they were broken so soon after.” (My monthly salary was just over 1,000 yuan at that time.)
“My coworker didn't damage the glasses intentionally,” Ben replied. “I am protected by Dafa’s Master.”
I felt that my son’s character was better than mine and that he had better enlightenment quality than me.
Ben said that if not for Master’s blessings, he would still be living in his own world and wouldn't have passed junior high school or technical school, let alone get a stable job. Most importantly, he said he has a healthy body and mind because of blessings from Master and Dafa.
Thank you, Master, for saving Ben and our family!
Ben asked me to write down these experiences so that more people will hear of the blessings that come from believing and reciting "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." He also wants people in China to not believe the slander about Falun Dafa from the Chinese Communist Party.