(Minghui.org) My 88-year-old father was hospitalized on December 9, 2017. He displayed lower extremity edema, and a distended abdomen. After a thorough medical checkup and consultation with doctors of different specialties, he was diagnosed with end-stage liver cancer, as well as an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen. The prognosis was incurable, meaning that my father was “sentenced” to death. The oncologist suggested palliative measures, and discharged my father.
The oncologist discussed the case with my brother and me, explained the serious nature of the disease, and advised us to prepare for the worst. I asked the doctor whether liver cancer was painful, as my father did not appear to be in pain. He replied that his cancer cells were still in a hibernating state.
We left the office with a heavy heart. I told my brother that the only way to save our father would be Falun Dafa. He looked at me in disbelief and did not say a word.
I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997 and since then, I have been healthy, positive and content. Over the last 20 years, I benefited enormously from my practice.
My father knew that he only had a few days, and at the most two months to live, as there were no medical means to help him. I told him again that Falun Dafa is the righteous Buddha Fa, and if he would sincerely recite the phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good," he would get better. My father believed, accepted my suggestion, and the result was amazing.
I took care of my father after he was released from the hospital. I read and listened to the Fa with him. I exercised and sent righteous thoughts near him. I accompanied him everywhere, and reminded him to recite the phrases. His condition and spirits improved on a daily basis. He was able to walk, do some self-care, and the buildup of fluid in his abdomen gradually disappeared.
My brother saw Father's improvement, and even though he did not say anything, he could not help but admire the healing power of Falun Dafa. He began to understand why I persevere in practicing Falun Dafa. His words began to show respect and appreciation towards Dafa.
After my father had been released from the hospital for a month, he fell. He broke several ribs and the pain was excruciating. An x-ray showed that four ribs were fractured on his left side. Because of his advanced age and end-stage cancer, the doctor only suggested pain medication, no surgery.
The hospital also checked his liver function while we were there. The oncologist was surprised to see that the abnormal fluid buildup in my father's abdomen was gone, and his abdomen was soft and not distended. He checked the lab results. The results amazed him: “All the lab readings are normal! Incredible! Amazing! How come!” My brother was delighted: “Great news, great news!” he kept repeating.
Current empirical science cannot explain this miraculous result. We all witnessed the renewing of a life through the belief “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Our gratitude toward Falun Dafa is beyond human language.
After we returned home, my father continued reciting the Dafa phrases, and I continued to read the Fa with him. He still had some pain from the broken ribs. While I was dressing him some 10 days later, he fell backward before I could catch him. I pulled him up, and said, “No problem, no problem, you are fine.” He agreed, “I am alright, I am fine.”
I checked him out, and he said he did not have any pain, not even with his ribs. I felt his chest and it was smooth again; the broken ribs were reattached! Tears running down my face, I told my father that his sincere belief had brought him blessings and healing – he'd even recovered from his rib fracture.
My father's miraculous recovery from end-stage liver cancer, as well as his healing from rib fracture became a hot topic among our family and friends. Everyone was amazed by the healing power of Falun Dafa.