The Power of Dafa: The Life-Changing Experience of a Mother and Daughter
(Minghui.org) My daughter Lulu was born on August 8, 2008. She was a full term healthy baby. At five months, she was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma. Immediate surgery was recommended.
After two surgeries I noticed changes in Lulu’s behavior: she did not smile, nor respond to sound, nor kick her legs like the other babies. When I picked her up she lay limp on my shoulder. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
We tried both Western and Chinese medical treatments. Lulu’s condition did not improve. I boiled herbs, bought supplements, I even paid monks to pray for her. Nothing helped.
I was also suffering. I had chronic migraine headaches and joint pain. I dragged myself between hospitals and home during the day, and spent sleepless nights holding Lulu. She woke up crying every night, and I cried with her. My husband had to work, my in-laws were not in good health, and could not help, and my parents lived in another city. Every day seemed like an eternity.
I met a practitioner of Falun Gong (aka Falun Dafa) in our neighborhood in the summer of 2010. She suggested that I recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”, and said it brought people blessings. I recited this phrase frequently.
Three weeks later, while Lulu and I were sitting in a park, I turned to her and said, “Children at your age walk on their own, when will you walk?” Tears streamed down my cheeks. I put her down to watch the birds. Lulu got up and walked a dozen yards on her own. I couldn't believe my eyes!
I phoned my husband and excitedly said, “Lulu is walking!” He couldn't believe it. I reassured him it was true. We were told by several doctors that because of her condition, Lulu wouldn't be able to walk on her own.
I continued to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I read about the truth behind the persecution against Falun Gong in China. My husband and I both renounced our memberships in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) affiliated organizations we joined.
The Falun Dafa practitioner in my neighborhood gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and the nine day lecture recording by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa.
The aches and pains of my chronic condition disappeared and my heart was filled with warmth and light.
When I looked back, I realized that my poor health, my daughter’s condition and my lack of spiritual belief all made my temper very foul. Sometimes I became angry for no apparent reason.
Cultivation not only improved my health, but also my temper. My daughter gets stronger every day. My relatives also renounced their CCP membership. My parents began practicing. My husband is very supportive of our cultivation.