Power of Dafa: From “Failure to Thrive” to a Healthy Teen
(Minghui.org) This story is about my 15-year-old nephew. In the evening of his first day home from the hospital, my newborn nephew began to spit out a white foamy substance. By 3 a.m. the next morning, he vomited yellow liquid and his face turned blue.
His symptoms persisted, and he was having difficulty breathing. We took him to the hospital.
Upon examination by the Emergency Room doctor, we were told that when my nephew was born, the obstetrician did not completely aspirate the amniotic fluid from his lungs. My nephew was given oxygen and admitted to the hospital. His condition did not improve after more than a month of treatment. The doctor kept warning us that brain damage was possible due to respiratory distress, and long-term treatment might be needed.
Everyone in our family was saddened. I said to my sister: “Let’s go home. Master is overlooking everything in our lives. As long as we have faith in Master, we will be alright.” My sister agreed with me.
After arriving home, my nephew’s condition slowly improved, and so did my sister’s mood. I encouraged her: “We need to have faith in Master and keep our righteous thoughts. Only then can Master help us.”
My sister is very gentle and caring toward her son. However, compared to other toddlers, my nephew was much smaller, thinner and quieter.
When my nephew was about 2 years old, he had a week-long fever. My sister had to go back to work, so I took him home. I held him close and taught him: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” His fever was gone within 10 minutes.
That was the day my nephew became a Falun Dafa practitioner. He woke up his mother early every morning to do the Falun Dafa exercises and read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Dafa, to him. He was able to read Zhuan Falun from cover to cover when he started the first grade.
Including my sister and I, there are six Falun Dafa practitioners in my family. We decided to form a family Fa study group, to improve our cultivation together. My nephew was nominated as our group leader. He took his job seriously and his understanding of the Fa was no less than us adults. He joined us when we handed out Falun Dafa informational materials as well.
At school, my nephew was a top student, and he received numerous academic awards. He refused to join the Chinese Young Pioneers, associated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), no matter how his teachers tried to persuade him.
Even though the amount of homework has increased in middle school, my nephew never neglected to study the Fa and do the Falun Dafa exercises.
A teacher said to him: “You are graduating soon. Your grades and qualifications are excellent. However, if you don’t join the Chinese Communist Youth League, your future might be negatively impacted. That would be a pity.” My nephew was not moved. He refused to join any Communist Party-affiliated organization.
My nephew is a healthy 15-year-old teenager now. He is thriving in every way under the guidance of Master and the Fa.