Belief in Falun Dafa Saves a Man Dying of Liver Cancer and Changes the Attitude of His Family
(Clearwisdom.net) November 20, 2004, was a sad day for the Shao family in Pingzhuang Township, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. On that day Shao Xiandong was on the verge of death since he was suffering from a fatal illness and his treatment was proving to be ineffective.
Mr. Xiandong, 37 years old, worked in No. 104 brigade of the Pingzhuang Coal Geological Team. Since he developed liver cancer, he was examined in Beijing and then treated in a hospital in Huhehaote City for three months. However, since his illness took a turn for the worse, he had no choice but to enter Tiedong Hospital for cancer treatment.
During the morning of November 20, he showed seriously dangerous symptoms. He had been unable to eat or drink for six days, and he could no longer perform bodily functions. As a result, the accumulation of fluids caused abdominal swelling and paralysis of his limbs. The doctors withdrew medical assistance from him and then the chief said helplessly to his family members: "He is dying. You should prepare for his funeral." People inside and outside the ward began to weep and grieve. His two young daughters threw themselves on the sickbed and wailed, and nearby relatives all shed tears.
During the day, funeral arrangements were made quietly. However at about 4 p.m. another relative hurriedly arrived in the crowded ward. She was a Falun Dafa practitioner.
At about 7 p.m., they all went to a restaurant for dinner. Although they ordered four tables full of dishes, nobody felt like eating. Also, two of Shao Xiandong's elder sisters were choking and crying. At this moment, the practitioner said loudly: "Nothing can save him now except Dafa. As long as he believes what I say he will be saved." All the relatives stared at the practitioner suspiciously, but she remained unmoved, saying calmly and firmly: "Is it true that he hasn't had a movement for six days? As long as he believes what I say and that Falun Dafa is good, he will be able to have a movement tomorrow. He can definitely do it provided he believes!" Everyone present was skeptical and remained silent.
The relatives returned to the hospital at about 8 p.m. By that time, Mr. Xiandong was lying stiffly on his sickbed, having been speechless for several days. His eyes were shut, his breath was weak and he had fallen into a coma, making only occasional noises. Everyone thought that he would not last the night.
At about 9 p.m. the practitioner started to persuade those present to temporarily leave the ward. Only the patient's two older sisters and a nephew, who had been studying at Tianjin University, remained behind. The practitioner took out a DVD of the five exercises taught by Teacher and showed it to the ward. Some relatives warned her anxiously: "The director in charge of persecuting Falun Dafa is standing just outside the door so you'd better not show the DVD." However the practitioner responded: "It is more important to save a life!" Then they helped support Shao Xiandong to sit up on the bed. The practitioner shouted into his ears:" Shao Xiandong, please say, 'Falun Dafa is good', 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!'" The two sisters also shouted "Falun Dafa is good" into his ears and repeated the sentences.
After ten minutes a miracle occurred. Mr. Xiandong, having been speechless for days and at his last gasp, shouted unexpectedly with his eyes closed: "Falun Dafa is good." The more he shouted, the more he filled with energy. Everyone seeing this sight became excited. After half an hour, he opened his eyes and the practitioner took out one of Teacher's books for him to read. After he read for a while, she took out a card made by Dafa practitioners and asked him to read it. His nephew said excitedly: "Auntie, it is so mysterious! My uncle had been unable to speak for days, but he can now read a book!" By this time, the relatives outside the ward were overjoyed and applauded the festivities. The staff of the hospital also popped their heads into the ward and looked around. Everyone could not help but praise the miraculous nature of Dafa.
At 8 a.m. the next day, Shao Xiandong suddenly woke from the deep sleep. After six successive days, he had four bowel movements and at noon he sat up and asked for food. Next, the relatives started arriving at the hospital one by one. When Mr. Xiandong and some older relatives saw the practitioner again, they were moved to put their palms together to greet her. The practitioner told them: "It is not me, but Falun Dafa that saved him. It is my Teacher that saved him. If you want to thank anyone, you should thank Him."
The entire ward was full of joy and hope, and everyone ran around to spread the news. Those passing by, both doctors and patients, expressed their admiration. The patient the doctor had pronounced to be near death the day before was now alert and sitting up before him, simply because he said "Falun Dafa is good." Mr. Xiandong had had three further bowel movements, the accumulated fluids vanished, his abdomen returned to its usual condition and he could eat normally.
Shao Xiandong will leave the hospital soon. It is said that many people came to understand the truth about Dafa through his experience, and those who had believed the slanderous propaganda fabricated by the media, had now changed their attitude. Moreover, many people began to practice the exercises and study the Fa. Mr. Xiandong's elderly mother was ashamed of being unable to thank the benevolence of Master Li and Dafa for saving her son. Hence, wherever she goes, she constantly bears in mind the wondrous words - "Falun Dafa is good".