Obtained a New Life by Cultivating Falun Dafa While Suffering from Congenital Cerebral Palsy
(Clearwisdom.net) I learned Falun Gong in 1998 after a friend introduced me to it. My mother was badly poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and did not believe in any spiritual belief, including Falun Gong. At that time, I could not explain why, but I just wanted to go the Falun Gong practice site. My mother relented after I asked her repeatedly and took me there. I have the most vivid memory of that winter day. My dad was out of town on a business trip and it was snowing lightly outside. Mom said: "We are not going today." I began to cry, and she eventually put my younger brother to bed and took me to the practice site. It was a very quiet night, and I was very happy. This is how I got into Falun Gong.
It Was Dafa That Gave Me a Second Life
I was born as a twin in an ordinary home. Our birth was supposed to bring a lot of happiness to my family. When we were one year old, our backs were still very weak, so my parents took us to the hospital, and were told that we had congenital cerebral palsy. It was earth shattering news for my parents, who had just started their family.
My parents stopped working and took us all over, seeking treatment. I was given shots and pills every day in the hospital. Whenever I heard the doctor call my name, I would be scared and cry out loud. None of the treatments brought much improvement, instead, they consumed all of my parents' savings. My dad would not give up and steadfastly believed that I could be cured. He was willing to give up everything he had to cure my illness.
After a few years of treatment, the illness was not cured, and had left my family heavily in debt. Seeing that I was not getting any better, my dad lost all hope and planned to take me home after surgery. I remember seeing him crying next to me when I woke up from surgery. It was the first time I had ever seen him cry. It was a scene I will never forget.
When we had lost all hope, a good friend of my mother told her: "I heard that Falun Gong is truly good. It may help your daughter. Why don't you take her to a practice site and try it?" My mother did not believe her, but I cried and pleaded, and finally got her to take me there. At the practice site, my first impression was that it felt so very peaceful. While they were meditating, I sat next to them and crossed my legs too. It felt so comfortable and I did not have any pain at all.
Originally, my illness was more serious than my brother's. But miraculously, after I began practicing Dafa, I could sit up, and I could walk too. Seeing the change in me, my dad began to smile again.
Dafa Harmonized My Family
My parents would fight and cry because of my illness. When they would go out and hear someone talking, they would think that person was talking about me, and it would make them cry and lose sleep.
After my mother began practicing Falun Dafa, she changed completely. She began to go out and socialize with others, and seldom fought with my dad anymore. I now have a happy family. My dad also followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and thought of others first. When he would have conflicts with others, he learned to be tolerant. Sometimes, his friends would fight with other people and complain to him in anger. He would guide them by applying the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Sometimes I felt that he did better than my mom.
I know it was Dafa that changed him and changed my whole family. I want to truly thank our benevolent and great Teacher for allowing me to learn the great Dafa.