(Minghui.org) My husband began to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. Before that he had severe colitis and a lump in his abdomen. Neither Chinese medicine nor Western medicine doctors could cure it.

Two months into his practice of Falun Dafa, however, the colitis was gone and my husband made a full recovery. The practice also made him open-minded and happy all the time. Witnessing this, in 1998 I also began to practice Falun Dafa.

My husband was a coal miner. He strove to live by Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in his daily life and work. As such, he often took on tasks that others would not want to do. In addition, he did his best to help those in need, and seized every opportunity to tell people about Falun Dafa.

One morning in June 2002, my husband was digging coal when a giant boulder fell on his head. Six of his coworkers made several attempts to lift the boulder, but it was too heavy and they couldn’t budge it. “It hit his head so hard, it probably crushed his skull,” one of his coworkers said. The others agreed and stopped trying to save him.

My husband heard that and realized he’d just had a major accident, but he couldn’t move. He suddenly remembered he was a Falun Dafa practitioner and knew he would be fine. “Master, I have to take care of my mother, who is in her 60s, and my four-year-old child. Plus, I have a long way to go on my cultivation journey. Could you help me?” With that thought, he felt he had strength in his lower back and he was able to get up. (He later told me that he did not even know how he was able to get up with the boulder still on him. He said Master must have been protecting him.)

When he stood up, his coworkers thought they’d seen a ghost and ran away, all except an 18-year-old boy who asked, “Is that you? Are you all right?” “Yes, I am okay,” my husband replied. My husband had often talked to the boy about Falun Dafa and its miracles, so the boy believed him.

The boy guided my husband back to ground level, and the coal mine officials had him taken to a hospital. When I got there, I barely recognized him. His face was swollen and his mouth and nose were bleeding. A CT scan of his brain showed that 80% of his skull had been fractured and there was severe damage to his facial nerves and left ear. He couldn’t move his left eye. There was also a 6-millimeter pool of blood between his skull and scalp.

The doctors recommended immediate surgery, because if blood flowed to his brain, it could be life-threatening. However, the surgery only had a 0.1% chance of success. With faith in Falun Dafa and Master, my husband and I decided to forego the surgery, and we explained our decision to the doctor.

That afternoon, my husband was able to use the bathroom with help from me and a relative. The bleeding in his mouth and nose stopped, and the pooled blood between his skull and scalp was gone. That evening, he was able to get out of bed to do the Falun Dafa exercises and eat a little.

Many people, including doctors, nurses, patients, and their family members, witnessed the miracle of Falun Dafa. “I have been a doctor for 30 years and I have never seen anything like this,” remarked the chief surgeon. Some patients and their family members wanted to learn Falun Dafa.

My husband and I asked that he be allowed to go home on the third day. The coal mine officials were very moved, and said, “Thanks to Falun Dafa’s Master, you’ve saved the company a lot of money. Please stay here for a few more days for observation.” In the end, we returned home on the seventh day.

A week later, my husband and I walked to his employer’s to update his condition. A coal mine official was so impressed by my husband’s speedy recovery, he said, “We would like to have more Falun Dafa practitioners like you to work here.”

After continually studying the Falun Dafa teachings and doing the exercises, my husband was fully recovered in two months. In fact, he was able to lift a sandbag with ease and run all the way up to the seventh floor without a break.

One of my husband’s coworkers told us later that their foreman initially did not believe Falun Dafa could be that great. He thought that my husband must have fallen into a cave and not really been hit by a boulder. But after inspecting the accident site, he was shocked—there was no pit, just slabs of stone everywhere. The boulder was about a meter long, a meter wide, and half a meter thick. “That boulder could have easily crushed steel, let alone a person’s head,” he said. “Falun Dafa is indeed miraculous!”

My husband and I are very thankful to Falun Dafa and its founder, Master Li. In the past 20 plus years, we have witnessed many miracles of the practice, and our gratitude is beyond words.