(Minghui.org) After the COVID virus broke out in Wuhan in January 2020, I witnessed the devastating effects of the pandemic. Two of my relatives were saved after being infected and I’d like to tell you their stories.
Aunt Recovers from Virus
Chinese New Year was just around the corner at that time. Many residents in Wuhan City were busy buying supplies and visiting friends and relatives. The shops and streets were bustling with people. As everyone basked in the joy of celebrations, a disaster was silently approaching.
My uncle went to a busy district to buy New Year goods and visit relatives. Soon after he returned home, he felt unwell and went to the hospital for a checkup. He was diagnosed with COVID. By then the hospitals were already filled with infected patients. My uncle was told to go home and isolate himself. My aunt also caught the virus and developed severe complications.
A few years ago, I explained to my uncle and aunt the facts about Dafa. My uncle was very receptive. He even read the main book Zhuan Falun. Although he did not practice, he had a positive opinion of Dafa. Consequently, his symptoms were mild after catching the virus. In contrast, my aunt still believed in the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) propaganda and was against Falun Dafa. She soon became severely ill after being infected. I knew it was because of her attitude towards Dafa.
My aunt’s situation was distressing. My uncle took her everywhere to treat her illness. As all forms of public transport had stopped operating, the elderly couple had to take taxis and went from hospital to hospital. All the hospitals they visited were filled with patients and she could not even be put on a waiting list for admission. They had no choice but to return home. My aunt became bedridden. She had a high fever and found it hard to breathe. She could not eat anything... My uncle was terribly worried and kept calling emergency numbers for help. No one could help her. She laid in bed for 8 days before a small hospital in a suburb took her in. She was very weak by then.
X-rays showed her lungs were filled with fluid. To make matters worse, due to extreme anxiety and fear, my aunt became depressed and could not sleep. The hospital warned that she was severely ill and asked my uncle to be mentally prepared for her death.
When I learned what happened, my aunt had already been in the hospital for over two weeks. My uncle had moved into a mobile cabin hospital. I comforted my uncle over the phone and wondered whether I should clarify the truth to my aunt again. But I was a little worried: would there be security risks? But then I thought, this is saving a life, it is the most righteous thing to do, and there should not be any problems. I asked Master Li (Dafa’s founder) to protect me.
I phoned my aunt and heard her feeble voice at the other end. I asked her to talk less to preserve her energy and listen to what I had to say. I explained in further detail what is Dafa, how I benefited from the practice, and how reciting the nine words - Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good benefited many people. I also asked her to quit the CCP. Finally, I said to her sincerely: “One’s life and health are most important. You have nothing to lose—why don’t you give it a try!” I truly hoped she would be saved. This time the effect was excellent. She accepted the truth and promised to recite the nine words sincerely.
Afterward, I called her every other week to see how she was doing. The first time I spoke to her, she told me the hospital wanted to transfer her to a mobile cabin hospital but suddenly decided not to. She was transferred to the best hospital in Wuhan. The environment and medical facilities were much better. I told her, “Your fortune has changed for the better, as the Master of Dafa is looking after you.” She got better each time I spoke to her. First, her fever subsided. Next, she was able to eat and later, she no longer needed help to breathe. She could even get up and walk around her bed.
A month later, my aunt recovered and left the hospital!
When we talked on the phone after she returned home, she said, in the beginning, not only did she disbelieve what I told her about Dafa, she was averse to it. But this time she truly accepted what I said. This helped her overcome great adversity! I told her, “I don’t blame you, I did not cultivate myself well so you did not see how wonderful Dafa is from my demeanor. However, you chose to believe in Dafa at the crucial moment. This shows that you have a predestined relationship with Dafa.” I reminded her to keep reciting “Falun Dafa is good” and she gladly agreed!
My Mother-in-law Recovers from Facial Paralysis
My mother-in-law is 89 years old this year. She has been living with us for 4 years. After she moved in I began telling her about Dafa. I gave her the teachings and brochures to read so that she would know about the practice. Because she saw how Dafa practitioners usually conduct themselves according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, she is quite supportive of Dafa and recites “Falun Dafa is good.”
In the summer of 2019, she caught a cold. Perhaps it was caused by the air conditioner when it was set to a lower temperature. She called out to me after I got out of bed one morning. I went to her room and saw that she could neither open nor completely shut one eye. Her mouth was slanted and she had difficulty drinking or swallowing. When she drank water, the liquid dripped along the corner of her mouth.
I quickly took her to a hospital in Wuhan. The doctor who saw her was a professor in her 70s with a lot of experience in medicine. She said my mother-in-law had facial paralysis. Due to her age, she would not be able to recover completely. The doctor prescribed vitamins for her nerves and sent us home!
Relatives came to visit my mother-in-law when they heard what happened. They suggested she go and see a Chinese medicine doctor, try massages, acupuncture, and so on.
After they left, I said to my mother-in-law sincerely, “Mother, you heard what the doctor said. If you want to take the pills she prescribed, go ahead. But you have read the information about Falun Dafa. There are many stories of those who recovered from incurable diseases through reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Why don’t you sincerely recite those words too!” She nodded her head firmly.
In less than a week, she completely recovered. There was no trace of facial paralysis. Her voice was back to normal. When our relatives heard this, they praised me for taking good care of her. I replied, “I did not do anything at all. She received blessings because she believes in and sincerely recites Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
My mother-in-law told me she made sure to recite the phrases 500 times every day. She used an abacus to help her keep track of how many times she recited the words. I was amazed by how pious she is! Now, her health is excellent and she never takes any notice of small ailments because she would soon recover through reciting Falun Dafa is good!
Through these incidents, I feel Master’s immense compassion and the power of Dafa. I witnessed my relatives’ transformation after they learned the truth about Dafa. If not for the CCP’s persecution, how many lives would have been saved by Dafa! At the same time, I realized the immense responsibility we practitioners have. We must cultivate ourselves well. Only then are we able to save more sentient beings with Master’s help.
******Falun Dafa is extraordinary and magnificent, and its mighty power reaches both the macrocosm and the microcosm. The case detailed in this article is just a tiny manifestation of the power of Dafa on the level of the secular world. While Dafa can bring blessings to humankind, Dafa’s extraordinariness and magnificence are more for people to return to their true origins.
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