(Minghui.org) My mother, who was in her 80's, was diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer one year ago. The doctor told us, “Her tumor has invaded 80 percent of her lungs, and she has reached the final stage of her life.” This saddened our entire family, and my father broke out in tears.
My brother could not believe the news, and asked the oncologist the next day if there was any hope.
“Your mother has reached the end-stage of cancer,” he said, “And surgery is out of the question. Even if she goes on chemotherapy and radiation treatments, the prognosis is only another six months. Unless there is a miracle, it is unlikely that she will recover.”
I have practiced Falun Dafa for over 20 years, and knew that there was hope, as I had experienced the power of Dafa during my 20 years of cultivation.
“Do not get discouraged and do not panic,” I said. “I have a way to help our mother, and it is the only way—that is that she cultivates in Falun Dafa. You have witnessed the preciousness of Dafa. As long as one is sincere and truly wants to cultivate, nothing is impossible!”
Everyone agreed, except for my father, who was a government employee. “Your mother can practice anything but Falun Dafa,” he said. “It is banned by our government, we cannot do things against government policy. Plus you have suffered so much over the past years because of practicing Falun Dafa, how can your mother endure that? I cannot even imagine. Let's see what the hospital can offer first.”
My mother was hospitalized for chemotherapy. The chemo was very hard on her body. She was nauseated and vomited daily. She could not eat and lost a lot of weight. She lost her voice, had severe chest pain and could barely breathe. After the last chemo session, she was so frail that our hearts were broken. I tried to persuade my mother many times to practice Dafa, but she was fearful, afraid of the persecution, and worried that my father would disapprove.
While my mother was in the hospital, I came home to take care of my father. This gave me the opportunity to clarify the truth about the persecution in greater detail. Slowly, his misunderstandings about Falun Dafa disappeared, and he agreed to let mother try.
I gave audiotapes of the Fa lectures to my mother as soon as she came home. My brother listened to the entire lecture series with my mother. He was deeply touched by the profound teachings of the Fa, understood where human beings came from, the purpose of human lives, why people have illnesses, and about the future of humanity. He decided to cultivate himself.
After my mother finished listening, she felt good and said, “Now I understand, there is hope for me. Falun Dafa is here to save people!”
She continued to practice Falun Dafa. Her health improved, and she was able to eat and sleep well, so her energy returned. She gained weight, and her voice returned to normal. Within just three months, she looked and felt like a new person.
When the New Year approached, she was busy preparing food like she always did, went out shopping and did the cooking. She did not feel tired at all!
People who knew about her illness, including neighbors, co-workers, friends, and relatives were surprised to see my mother so healthy and energetic! They all believed it to be a miracle.
My mother told them the story of her recovery, and said that Falun Dafa is good. Many doctors, nurses, and co-workers also expressed their wish to let their family members listen to the Fa teachings.
Several months later, my mother went back to the hospital for a check-up, and was found to be healthy. The oncologist who declared that my mother would only had six months to live was surprised: He asked, “How could this be possible?!” My mother told him, “It is Falun Dafa that saved my life!”
My father, who witnessed the change, was deeply touched. He, who was indoctrinated and had accepted the Party's atheism, stated: “Falun Dafa is a true teaching, it is not superstitions, it is a true science. The government is completely wrong in persecuting Falun Dafa.”