Falun Dafa Ended My Daughter’s 14 Years of Suffering
(Minghui.org) My daughter was born in the spring of 2004. She was diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome when she was one and a half. She threw up everything she ate and lost so much weight that she looked terribly emaciated. Over the past 14 years, we have taken her to many well-known hospitals, including the Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing Children’s Hospital, Tangdu Hospital, Wuhan Tongji Hospital, and Wuhan Children's Hospital. Some doctors and nurses remembered my daughter’s name because we visited them so many times. However, no Chinese or Western medicine could cure my daughter’s disease.
We also went to temples to worship dieties and tried folk remedies. A friend once told us about a Taoist energy exercise in Jiangxi Province which could cure some strange diseases. We visited Jiangxi several times but the treatment didn’t have much effect. We spent a huge amount of money and time on our daughter's disorder and felt tremendous pressure. Looking at my daughter’s innocent face, I felt so worried and tired of life. My whole family was deeply saddened by her terrible suffering.
At the Beijing Children's Hospital, it cost 800 yuan (about US $120) to make an appointment with a renowned pediatrician, but because he only saws 10 patients each day, the slots were sold out quickly. We ended up paying 3,000 yuan (about $460) to buy an appointment window from a dealer. The pediatrician sent us to do various tests which took days. We had to buy another appointment window from a dealer a few days later. When I said a few words in complaint, the pediatrician’s assistant threatened us, saying, “Do you still want to see the doctor?” I had to suck up all kinds of contempt and insults for my daughter’s sake, but the pediatrician still couldn’t do anything to help her.
A doctor and professor surnamed Dong at another children's hospital once told me frankly, “This disorder can’t be cured. It will continue to come back.” My heart sank upon hearing it. I took her honest words unkindly at that time. It wasn’t until I read Falun Dafa books that I realized that it takes a lot of courage to tell the truth and to accept the truth.
I even advertised on TV to find a cure of my daughter’s disorder. Some kind people tried to help by making donations, but I declined them. My family and friends tried to help me look for solutions as well, but all of our efforts were in vain.
My daughter was admitted to hospital more than 20 times each year. Sometimes, she had to go back to hospital as soon as she got home after being discharged. It cost thousands of yuan each time and added up to over 100,000 yuan ($15,000) a year. This situation lasted more than 10 years. She also had to take various supplements every day. I have to say it was much harder to raise her than it would have been raising 10 healthy children.
One time, a senior doctor had deep sympathy for me and said candidly, “This disease isn’t curable, and could exhaust all your money and your daughter’s life...” Before he could finish his words, I cried in rage, blaming him for saying nonsense. Thinking back, I realized he was trying to tell me a harsh truth out of sympathy. I eventually lost all hope.
An older relative of mine has practiced Falun Dafa for years. He lost his job and was thrown into prison after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Gong. I used to think he was strange and looked down on him. He pitied my daughter’s suffering and told me one day in the winter of 2019, “Practicing Falun Dafa can restore people’s health.” If he had told me this a few years before I wouldn’t have believed him, but after I had lost all hope, I was willing to learn more about Falun Dafa and give it a try.
I finished reading all of the truth clarification materials he shared with me and began to read the book Zhuan Falun, which completely changed my view of life. It turned out that a group of nice people who were quietly following great principles had been slandered by the CCP and had to suffer its oppression. The book awakened my conscience, which had been seeded in my heart since my childhood. I was certain that the practice was a good one. No matter if it would help with my daughter’s problem, I decided to let her read the book to learn the truth.
Defying my expectations, after reading the book for three months, my daughter’s disorder was gone. She hasn’t taken any medicine or had any injections since February of 2020 and has stayed healthy. She has gained weight and looks completely healthy now. We can finally live our lives like a normal family!
All of my family and friends have said that Falun Dafa is amazing after witnessing my daughter’s transformation. Our whole family holds deep gratitude for Falun Dafa and Master Li, Dafa's founder, from the bottom of our hearts! Falun Dafa is great!