(Minghui.org) I am a 55-year-old Falun Gong practitioner who lives in the countryside. In 1996, my ten-year-old daughter suddenly contracted a strange disease which left her coughing and constantly short of breath. Although we tried many treatment methods, including Chinese, Western and traditional remedies, all remained ineffective.
My daughter’s condition continued to deteriorate, until she was forced to take medication at regular intervals throughout the day. Once, she accidentally left her medication at home. Her worried teacher instantly instructed her classmate to run to our house to retrieve it.
We also faced unique difficulties in consulting medical specialists. As soon as my daughter entered the hospital premises, her symptoms would completely vanish to the point she appeared to be in complete health. Once out of the hospital premises however, her breathlessness and coughing would return with a vengeance. The same thing occurred during our attempt to consult a spiritual healer. My daughter’s illness vanished without a trace as soon as the healer arrived. My delighted daughter was able to jump and dance around our home. However, her symptoms returned as soon as the healer left.
Finally, we resorted to asking a person who was possessed by a spirit for help. The person looked at my daughter, and told us she was actually the boy attendant to Bodhisattva Guanyin. Her strange illness was the result of the Bodhisattva’s attempts to retrieve her attendant. This news heightened my stress and uncertainty. What could I do to resolve this situation? Someone suggested I buy a paper substitute and burn it as an offering to the Bodhisattva. I hastily followed this suggestion and my daughter’s condition soon began to improve. However, she suffered a relapse three months later. I repeated the ritual and my daughter’s health improved. This cycle continued, and within a year and a half, I had burned four paper substitutes with no end in sight. Seeing my daughter grow sicker with each relapse broke my heart.
On New Year's Day in 1998, my husband’s elder sister came to visit our family. My sister-in-law had just started cultivating Falun Gong and she brought along with her an audio recording of Master Li Hongzhi's lectures in Jinan City. My young daughter listened intently when she played the recording, and found afterwards that her symptoms had greatly eased. The following day, she approached her aunt and requested to borrow the book, Zhuan Falun. Gradually, I realized my daughter’s coughing and wheezing had lessened. Her complexion became rosy and she began to take on more strenuous activities. Soon, our home was filled with the sounds of her happy laughter.
I remained in the dark until one day, when we discovered that our family’s brick stove was producing an excessive amount of smoke. I removed the top layers of tile, in order to clear out the blockage in the smoke hole, only to find my daughter’s medication tablets stuffed within. I hurriedly questioned her, only to hear her reply, “I stopped taking my medication the instant I heard Master’s teachings. Mom, I’m cured! Master has completely removed my illness!” I was ecstatic on realizing the miracle that had occurred, “Child, you have found a real Buddha! We must remember with gratitude Master’s great act of compassion!”
News of my daughter’s miraculous cure quickly spread throughout the village. Everyone knew about my daughter’s condition, so many became convinced of the goodness and power of Falun Gong. Within a short period of time, thirty six people became Falun Gong practitioners, including myself and my eldest daughter.