My Father Comes Downstairs and Takes a Stroll Alone after Stroke
(Minghui.org) My third youngest sister and I both began practicing Falun Gong after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution in 1999. We have both benefited mentally and physically from the practice, and would like to share the miracles our family has experienced since our father started reading Zhuan Falun.
My father is 89 years old. His face suddenly became distorted last fall and he lost all feeling in the left side of his body. The hospital doctors confirmed that he'd had a stroke. He checked out of the hospital after 15 days of treatment and was home for only a day before his condition deteriorated and had to be taken back to the hospital. When his health did not improve after more treatment, our family members were all feeling very concerned and anxious for my father's well-being. My father was also very worried.
My sister and I decided to introduce Falun Gong to my father, even though he was a high ranking member of the CCP and would normally steer clear of anything that the CCP does not approve of. But this time, because of his poor health, he finally decided to change his mind and listen to us. He even later shouted out, “Falun Gong is good! I shall quit the CCP!”
We checked my father out of the hospital at his request. He started to read Zhuan Falun after three days of being at home. He did not feel well enough to do any of the exercises, so he just focused on studying the book. I was astonished to find that after only three days of studying the Fa, my father had made a marked improvement in his health.
As my third youngest sister was on her way to our home one day, she saw from a distance an elderly man taking a stroll. This person looked very much like our father, but my sister thought it couldn't be him, as he had recently had a severe stroke and couldn't get out of bed without assistance. How could he possibly walk down from the fifth floor of an apartment building? But, as she got closer, she realized that it was her father. She jumped up and down excitedly, and said, “It's a miracle!” Our father had only been studying Zhuan Falun for ten days.
My father kept studying Falun Gong books and practicing the exercises every day. He has made a dramatic improvement in terms of health and behavior. He is no longer quick-tempered, and has become a lot more thoughtful of others. Black hair has even started growing on his head, instead of gray.