(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa has helped countless people improve their health and moral character since being introduced to the public in 1992. Many of my relatives and friends have benefited from their belief in this ancient spiritual and meditation discipline, and here, I’d like to share one example with you.
I have a relative who is 50 years old. She’s a go-getter, type-A kind of woman, who’s completed several university degrees in different countries and now runs her own business. Her career is still on the up-and-up, and she’s been blessed by good health for many years, with the exception of gallstones.
Her understanding of Falun Dafa was positive. She withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliates a few years ago. But, she was yet to start practicing Falun Dafa.
In 2021, this relative’s complexion and eyes suddenly turned yellow, accompanied by severe pain in her upper back—all within a span of a few days. She couldn’t do anything but lie down. The back pain didn’t bother her much, as she thought it might just be the result of cold weather and sensitive nerves, but the yellow complexion unnerved her.
She had previously studied a bit of Chinese medicine and knew that jaundice might indicate a problem with the gallbladder. To address the issue, she thought that she would need a minimally invasive procedure to remove gallstones.
So she went to a large hospital to get a check-up, but her exam results were surprising—her gallstones were so serious that her liver was full of them. The stones blocked the bile duct and kept the bile from discharge normally. An abnormal growth was also found in her bile duct, which was likely a tumor. Her doctor didn’t know if it was malignant or benign; only a post-operation test could tell.
Instead of the minor procedure she had expected, the doctor demanded surgery as soon as possible. The doctor also warned that the operation itself came with a risk, but that her life would be in danger if she didn’t undergo the surgery immediately.
This test result came as a bolt out of the blue for all her friends and relatives. Everyone’s heart was heavy. How could such a healthy and capable person suddenly become deathly ill? Within a week’s time, not only was she unable to take care of herself, but her life was also in danger. The weight of her tall frame dropped to a mere 50 kilograms.
There was not much that she could do except to continue her treatment and take it one step at a time. She wrote her will before the surgery with detailed instructions on her affairs, just in case things went terribly wrong.
Seeing her physical condition and pessimistic mood, I wanted to give her some encouragement. I told her that many of my friends have recovered and turned their lives around because they repeated the auspicious phrases “Falun Dafa hao, Zhen-Shan-Ren hao" ("Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good").
I told her to remember to do the same and that if she sincerely recited it from her heart, Master Li would protect her. She listened very carefully and immediately began to recite them silently. As she did, she felt herself calm down and her mind become more positive. She was no longer so pessimistic. She told me not to worry about her.
When the surgery was almost over, the doctor showed me the large pile of stones removed from her liver and the excised lesions. The doctor also told me that the abnormal growth was a tumor. From his experience, it appeared malignant, but that could not be confirmed until the pathologist had analyzed it. My heart felt very heavy hearing this.
A few days later, the pathologist's report confirmed that the growth was a malignant tumor. While the surgical wound was healing, my relative complained about her back pain, and so an orthopedic surgeon was called for consultation.
On the advice of the orthopedic surgeon, an examination of her cervical spine was ordered. This examination found that the cancer had metastasized to her cervical spine, causing a comminuted fracture of the cervical vertebrae, which was causing the pain in her upper back. Her cancer had already reached an advanced stage, and signs of possible cancer metastasis were also found in the lungs. Further examination was needed.
Hardly a month had passed from her initial jaundice to her final diagnosis of late-stage cancer with bone metastasis. None of her friends or relatives were mentally prepared for this. The results of every test could brought bad news.
The doctor told us that in her current situation, she could only wait for her surgical wound to heal and then undergo chemotherapy. When we mentioned the treatment for the cervical spine, the doctor said that her cancer was very invasive, and she may have less than six months left. There is no point in having her cervical spine treated.
We consulted many famous cancer hospitals, with the hope of a better treatment plan. But the results were all the same. The doctors all thought it’d be a miracle if she lasted six months, and in the best-case scenario, they’d give her a year. Nobody thought there was any point in treating the cancer in her spine. All of them thought that if she could maintain her current status, that’d be good enough.
Overall, these doctors had already given her a death sentence.
Seeing that there was not much hope with the current treatments, I thought maybe Falun Dafa was her last hope, if she was willing to open her mind and give it a try.
I told her that among Falun Dafa practitioners, there were many examples of people who had recovered from cancer. I also told her that Master Li, the founder of the practice, teaches Dafa for practitioners to truly cultivate themselves, not to heal illnesses.
I explained my understanding that, as long as she was sincere in improving herself and didn’t pursue any results, Master would take care of her. All she had to do was to read the Dafa books and reflect on her behavior. Even if she had only one day left to live, she could still spend that day on cultivation and not worry about anything else.
She understood and expressed her wish to start cultivating in Dafa. Since she was incapacitated and had no strength to read, I played the audio recordings of Master’s lectures for her. Every evening I would read Zhuan Falun, the core text of Falun Dafa, to her.
During this period of time, Master began to purify her body. She said that whenever she was in pain, she would repeat “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Afterwards, she could really feel that Master was draining her pain from her back to her hands and then out of her body. The pain would stop immediately. There was only one bout of intense pain that hurt a lot, but she kept asking for Master’s help, and she persevered through it. After that, she no longer suffered from severe pain, and even the minor pains gradually disappeared.
As requested by the doctor, she started her chemotherapy program. The chemotherapy was so damaging to her body that she felt very weak after the first session, and her hair fell out after the second and third sessions.
But she continued to read the Dafa book every day and gradually, her voice began to grow stronger, and she began to gain weight. Apart from losing hair, she hardly suffered from any of the usual side effects from chemotherapy, such as nausea, vomiting, and pain. During chemotherapy, her body became better instead of worse.
When the doctor reviewed her condition, they found that she had recovered exceptionally well, and all the cancer indicators had decreased quickly and were near normal levels. Her doctor was surprised to see these results and found it amazing that she managed to recover in such a short period of time.
After learning Dafa for a while, she was no longer the same person. The person who was bedridden and counting down the days she had left was now walking energetically to the doctor to find out about her condition. Her doctors were saying that it was a miracle for a patient with what she had to recover, as the efficacy of current treatments was not enough to turn her around.
Her recovery also prompted the doctor to consider follow-up treatment for her cervical spine. Upon learning this news, her family hugged each other and cried tears of joy.
The cervical spine treatment was no easy task either. It required removing the cervical vertebrae that had broken down and installing a stent. Before the operation, we were all very nervous, but my relative was very calm. She said that she was not nervous at all, and as long as she kept chanting the phrases in her heart, she believed that there would be no problem.
The six-hour surgery was a success and everything went smoothly. After the surgery, my relative went home and continued to practice Falun Dafa. She recovered very well. In less than a month, she no longer needed to wear a neck brace and could take care of herself. The follow-up examinations showed that all her indicators were normal and no more problems were found in her lung examinations.
From the onset of her illness to her final recovery, it only took six months.
A person with terminal cancer, bone metastases, and general paralysis made a miraculous recovery after practicing Falun Dafa. All of her friends and relatives were grateful for Master Li’s compassionate deliverance and her new lease on life.