(Minghui.org) My son was in a terrible accident when he was in middle school. It was October 22, 2019, and he’d ridden his bike home from school for lunch as usual. About ten minutes after he’d headed back, I got a phone call from a woman who said that my son had been hit by an enormous truck and was in the hospital. I was stunned.

I called my husband and quickly calmed myself down. I then called the woman back for more details. I was relieved to hear that only his feet had been injured. As a Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) practitioner, I knew that everything would be all right because Master Li, the founder of Falun Gong, had protected my boy. 

Before I left home, I tried very hard to let go of my volatile emotions. I thought about how I would face the truck driver and my son's injury and how to deal with this situation with the compassion and kindness befitting a practitioner. 

My son was lying in a hospital bed. He was unbelievably calm. His foot was stained with blood. I did not dare to talk to him and just looked at him.

“Mom, I am fine. I negated this accident,” my son whispered to me.

“How did you negate it?” I was surprised and asked.

He said, “From the moment I realized this was an accident, I started reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ nonstop.” 

I felt much stronger and more relaxed after he said that. The doctor had to take an X-ray to determine if surgery would be needed to repair a tendon.

I started to worry about my son’s grades as we waited for the results. His academic grades weren’t that good, and the injury to his foot might affect his physical education grades, which would be incorporated into his high school entrance exam results. It was a bad time for such an injury. What would happen if he failed to make it into high school?

I tried my best to control my emotions, reminding myself to handle things in accordance with the standards for a cultivator. I told myself to take things naturally, as they came. 

The wife of the truck driver, their friends, and witnesses to the accident crowded into the hospital. I put down any ordinary thoughts and asked them about the accident. Each one related his or her own version of the accident, which just confused me. I told them that I would not seek unreasonable compensation and just wanted to know the truth about what happened. 

A Major Accident

An older woman said, “Was he the boy who just got hit? I was passing by and saw everything. I was so worried about that child. Anyone who got hit by a truck that big would be in very bad shape. That child is really blessed!”

Another person said, “The vehicle involved was the kind of heavy-duty truck used to transport construction gravel.”

I put together all the pieces of their stories and came up with a clear picture of the accident.

A heavy-duty truck made a turn just as my son rode through the intersection and ran over the front wheel of his bicycle. My son jumped off the bike, but he was caught under the truck.

The truck driver was unaware of what had happened and drove on. A driver on the other side of the street, who saw my son’s school uniform under the truck, honked his horn and signaled to the truck driver to stop. When the truck driver hit the brakes, my son was pulled out from under the truck by an unknown force. 

Oh my goodness! In such a short period of time, my son escaped two fatalities! I was so horrified I could barely stand. I still could not believe how he survived. My husband went to the accident site and did not see any blood.

The X-ray indicated that my son’s tendon was fine, but he had three fractures, which would have to be fixed. And he also needed about ten stitches. 

The Healing Power of Dafa

In my son’s hospital room, the truck driver asked me, my husband, and the boy’s grandmother if we had any demands. I just asked him to cover my son’s medical expenses, which was less than 1,000 yuan. He offered to buy him another bike, but to the man’s surprise, we declined the offer.

My mother encouraged my husband to ask the truck driver for more money. Over the years, my practicing Dafa influenced my husband. He knew what true kindness is and that money can’t buy life. He didn’t take my mother's suggestion.

We worked out a treatment plan for my son. He would stay in the hospital during the day for infusions and medications and come home to sleep at night. 

Looking at my son's injured foot, his grandmother said, “I wonder why this boy's foot was injured in such a strange way? Only the second and third toes were fractured in three places, while the skin on the big toe just needed stitches. If the bone of the big toe had been fractured, it would have taken a long time to heal. If a big truck ran over anyone else’s toe, it would more than likely be crushed. But his toes showed no trace of being crushed. It is amazing! It is incredible!”

“It is because the Master of Falun Dafa protected him,” I told her. After seeing this miracle, she no longer had any objections to my son practicing Falun Dafa.

I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises with him every day. Every day, his condition improved and he looked different. More amazingly, the bumps on his back that had appeared sometime earlier disappeared the night of the accident and the skin on his back was like new.

I said to my husband, who was not a practitioner, “Our son looks like a new person. A lot of karma would have been eliminated!”

Three days after the accident, my son stopped taking painkillers. He insisted that they weren’t good for him. Even though his foot was still very swollen, he wanted to wear regular shoes to school. The doctor said, “Don't even think about it. Those injuries will take time to recover. You are wearing a brace now. You can put a thick cover over it and go to school on crutches.”

Six days later, his foot fit into a pair of new shoes his grandmother bought him. He could walk with one crutch. When we returned to the hospital for a follow-up X-ray, he asked to stop the infusion. Although it was too early to do that, both the doctor and I went along with his request. 

The radiologist who looked at the X-ray of my son’s foot said that he saw no trace of a fracture. To verify that surprising announcement, we got a second opinion at another big hospital and the results were the same.

Truth Clarification

While my son was recuperating, the truck driver found me and said, “Ma’am, I will give you whatever amount of money you want. Having driven heavy construction trucks for more than ten years, I know how unlikely it is for someone to survive an accident like that.”

On our way home from the hospital, I said, “Please rest easy. I will not ask you for a penny more than the actual bill for my son’s treatment. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. You are lucky that you ran over my son and not someone else’s. That would have been disastrous for both of our families.

“Do you know why our families escaped this catastrophe? I have practiced Falun Dafa for many years. Our master, Master Li Hongzhi, protects me and my family. When my son was under your truck, a force pushed him out. How could a boy that tall avoid being run over by the wheels of your truck? Why were his glasses even still intact?

“Dafa practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance to be good people. We will not swindle you.”

I then told him the facts about Falun Dafa, including about the Tiananmen Square Self-immolation hoax manufactured by the communist regime to slander Dafa. 

Master said, “All of these kinds of things come to take away one’s life. But one will not be in real danger.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)

When we got out of the car, I repeated that sentence and asked him to read Zhuan Falun, which would help him understand why he and my son escaped disaster.

He replied in tears, “Indeed. I really want to read it now.”

I said, “Tell your relatives and friends the facts about Falun Dafa as well!” I gave him and his wife some pamphlets and also helped them to quit the Chinese Communist Party.

Recalling that accident in which my son miraculously survived and the fates of two families were changed, I cannot help but cry. I have cultivated for more than two decades, and Falun Dafa has accompanied me my whole life. In facing setbacks and hardships, either minor things or major events, I always sense Master's compassion.

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