The Power of Dafa: Recovery from a Birth Defect
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa, a mind-body practice guided by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, has restored many people to good health. The story of Taotao's amazing recovery that follows was recounted in just one of the many letters the Minghui website has received from China about the power of Falun Dafa.
A baby girl, called Taotao, was diagnosed with congenital pulmonary stenosis – a defect due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy – when she was a month old.
The doctor told her parents that the condition would worsen as she aged and that, unfortunately, there was no effective treatment.
Everyone in the family was shocked. The parents took their little girl to many hospitals seeking a cure. Their friends and relatives also helped search online to see if any hospital could treat her condition, with everyone hoping for a miracle. The girl's grandfather gave her the name “Taotao,” which means “Escape disease.”
Taotao's parents always fought and had different opinions on how to help their baby. They divorced when Taotao was less than a year old.
Taotao's mother left her and ran away. Her father married again and hardly had time for her, so Taotao was left with her grandparents.
The hardest thing was that she couldn't sleep lying down, because she would feel as if she were suffocating when she was on her back. So the grandparents had to hold her so that she could sleep sitting up the whole night.
Dafa Brings Hope
The girl's grandparents both practice Falun Dafa and believed in its amazing powers. They knew that only Dafa could save their granddaughter.
They started playing Master Li Hongzhi's audiotape to her, even before she could walk and talk. When she began to speak, they taught her to recite: “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
When she was three years old, they taught her to read Master's poems.
Eventually, she could lie down and sleep on the bed. One day they took her to a hospital for a check-up and were told that she had completely recovered. The grandparents were thrilled and knew that Dafa had saved her life.
Taotao is now a pretty eight-year-old. Before she started primary school, she took dancing, violin, and kickboxing classes and did so well that she earned many awards in competitions.
When people slander Falun Dafa in front of the couple, they tell them what happened with their little granddaughter. They tell them not to believe in the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda.