(Minghui.org) I am 65 years old and was born into a poor but kind family in a village.

In my childhood, the elders told me many stories about cultivation and about good and evil being met with their just returns. They taught me to be a good person who walks a morally upright path.

This was probably why I began practicing Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, when it spread to our village in 1997. My mother, wife, and son also took up the practice.

In the beginning, we only knew that Dafa had healing powers and started with a strong desire to be healed. We did not understand Dafa's principles and mistook symptoms of karma elimination for signs of disease instead.

As we understood Dafa more, we have made sure to follow the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” in our daily lives. We would try to look inward when a conflict arose.

My Paralyzed Son Walks Again

My son had developed a strange disease at the age of 8, which paralyzed him and disfigured part of his face. He also suffered from aphasia and epilepsy.

We had tried all kinds of treatments, but nothing worked. Some treatments even left him with serious complications. Regardless, getting him medical help was eating away at our savings, and the lack of progress devastated our whole family.

After practicing Falun Dafa, something amazing happened to my son, who had been paralyzed for seven years. One day, he suddenly stood up and started to talk normally.

Slowly, his legs, arms, hands, and face that had been deformed by the disease returned to normal. He also recovered his ability to think coherently, and became a handsome, healthy young man.

After the disease was cured, my son worked at a local brick factory for eight years. He eventually saved enough money to buy his own house and got married. Now, they have a child and are a happy family.

My Whole Family Benefits from Dafa

After she started cultivating, the lung abscess that had plagued my mother for years disappeared. The hemorrhaging in my wife's eye and her migraines were also cured. My health problems, which included liver enlargement, stomachaches, arthritis, and myopia, also vanished.

My younger brother moved to Xinjiang Province for his job. When he came home to see my parents in 2014, he was surprised by the great changes in my mother and my son. He was impressed by the healing power of Dafa and could not wait to read the Dafa books. He even practiced the five exercises with us during his two-week stay.

My brother continued to cultivate after he returned to Xinjiang. He studied the Fa and looked inward for shortcomings. Soon his long-term ailments – stomachaches and hemorrhoids – disappeared.

He has changed substantially as a person. His appetite increased and he gained weight. He has not had to take any medicine since he became a practitioner; he also became altruistic, taking personal gains lightly. As an example, he no longer cares about the 50,000 yuan that he lent to a hometown villager – he figures it might just be a debt he owed the villager from a previous life.

It was Master and Dafa that gave my son a new life. Falun Dafa not only cured our diseases but also saved my whole family from falling apart. Now, every member in my family of four generations is healthy and gets along well with each other.

Our big changes greatly transformed the thoughts of our villagers about Falun Dafa. Many friends and neighbors have since started to practice Falun Gong. Eleven of my relatives also became Dafa practitioners.

Dafa's Effects on Another Family

My brother has a neighbor, who is originally also from Henan Province. This neighbor's wife was curious about my brother's positive changes. After hearing the miraculous stories of Dafa, she came to stay with us for a week. We told her about Falun Dafa.

She mentioned that she had never felt so comfortable in the strong energy field during our exercises. She also felt a warm current flowing through her body when she practiced.

After she returned home, this woman asked her husband and son to see us. They stayed at my home for five days. We told them the facts about Falun Gong. We told them about the meaning of life and why we all came to the world. We also played Master Li's Fa teaching videos to them.

The son had become a delinquent after he graduated from school. He did not work and hung around with gangsters all the time. But after listening to Master's Fa teachings, he decided to quit this lifestyle.

The father was moved by his son's change. He said, “Your home is so wonderful. You've changed my son and cured my diseases.”

“You mean Master and Falun Dafa have changed your son and purified your body,” I said.

I later heard that the son became a practitioner and found a job after they went back home. He then got married shortly after and now has his own family.

The principles of Falun Dafa and Master Li's compassion have benefited millions of families just like ours. I am happy that another family was able to be saved.