(Minghui.org) I live in Wuhan, China, where COVID-19 (aka the Chinese Communist Party or CCP virus) first broke out in 2020. It was sad to see the once-robust city turned into a ghost town overnight when it was put under a complete lockdown. The people in Wuhan were devastated by the deadly virus. At the same time, I witnessed how Falun Dafa saved my mother and restored us to the happy family we once were.
Listening to Dafa Teachings Improved Mother’s Health
My mother, 84, was physically fragile after decades of toil raising eight of us. She was almost paralyzed by rheumatoid arthritis in her 60s. I also suffered from different ailments but they disappeared after I began to practice Falun Dafa, so I told my mother about it. I wanted her to enjoy the benefits I’d gained from Dafa. Mother’s health improved after she listened to the recordings of the teachings.
In 1999, the CCP government, led by former head Jiang Zemin, began to brutally persecute Falun Dafa and its practitioners. I was illegally detained three times, which made my mother fearful of cultivating Dafa herself, although she knows that Dafa is good.
Nonetheless, Mother remained healthy and seldom got sick for over 20 years. She was quick-witted even in her 80s. Her memory was very sharp and she remembered all the birthdays of more than 40 people in our extended family.
Dangerous Cancer Condition Improved
Mother got sick in 2019—she ached, her chest felt tight, and she had cold chills and was short of breath. She was eventually diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Because of her age, the doctors did not recommend surgery, so they only gave her painkillers and anti-inflammatories.
She vomited everything she ate and was haunted by nightmares when she fell asleep. Her feet were cold and stiff. It seemed that her days were numbered.
I was very worried about Mother at first, but my strong faith in Dafa quickly overpowered my fear. Because Mother believed in Dafa and supported me in my cultivation, I believed she would be blessed. I stayed with her in the hospital and played Master Li’s (Dafa’s founder) teaching recordings to her day and night. Gradually, she began to regain her strength and was discharged from the hospital 15 days later.
I brought her back to my house, where we practiced the Dafa exercises and read the teachings every day. In about three months, she’d recovered quite well and was able to do some household chores. She returned to our hometown where she lived with my older brother.
Dafa Saved Mother from the CCP Virus
Just when things were going well in my family, the CCP virus epidemic suddenly struck our city, turning people’s lives upside down. Wuhan was put under a strict lockdown, and no one was permitted to leave the city, so we could not go see our mother. We were extremely concerned for her safety—she was not completely healed from the lung cancer yet, and the majority of those who died from the virus were the elderly with poor immune systems.
The more I worried, the less righteous my thoughts became, and, consequently, the more problems there were. One night, my brother called and said that Mom was in serious condition. She had the chills again. She was shivering, her chest felt tight, and she had a fever of 40°C (104°F) and rising.
My older brother suspected that Mom had caught the CCP virus and said that she would have to be quarantined if her symptoms did not improve by the following day. My younger brother, a government official who knew how many of the elderly were dying from the CCP virus, suggested that we should be prepared for the worst.
Amidst the chaos, however, I remained very calm after realizing Mother’s dire situation was interference. I was confident that nothing could happen to her because she believed in Dafa. I told my brother and sister-in-law to repeat with Mother, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I told Mother not to fear and ask Dafa’s Master to protect her. I also notified our local practitioners to send righteous thoughts for her.
About an hour later, my mother began to sweat profusely, and she stopped shivering. About three hours later, the fever subsided.
Mom later told me that, although her cancer was gone, she tired easily and often dozed off during the day. She even thought that she might not make it till the end of the year. That one bad thought almost killed her. Fortunately, Mom realized her mistake, corrected that bad thought in time, and Master saved her again.
What’s even more gratifying is that Master blessed my family by turning the dire situation into a fortunate opportunity. Now, my mother does not get tired and neither does she have bad dreams anymore. She eats normally and has more energy. Her heart condition also disappeared. Her overall physical condition has drastically improved. We are all relieved and grateful to Master Li for protecting our mother and our family!
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