August 30, 2014 | By Li Ren, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Heilongjiang Province, China
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in October 1998. Before that I had to take medication all the time, but I returned to good health soon after I began practicing. Falun Dafa has dramatically improved the fate of my family.
My wife was diagnosed with glioma [a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine] in March 2005. She worked in a hospital. Her hospital director contacted Tiantan Hospital in Beijing, the best-known hospital specializing in curing brain tumors in China and one of the best in Asia. Further exams were done in Tiantan Hospital and it was confirmed that she had glioma. The doctor asked if we would agree to an operation, knowing that brain surgeries can be life threatening.
A Difficult Decision
We were told that we had two options. The first option was several surgeries, but they would be difficult because the tumor was connected to many nerves. The second option was a conservative treatment for three months to see if the tumor grew. If it didn’t, they would continue the conservative treatment. But if it grew, she would need an operation. They asked us to make a decision. If we opted for the immediate surgery and it would be scheduled for the following Wednesday.
Another patient who had the same problem and symptoms as my wife opted for the surgery. She was in critical condition after the operation, which naturally frightened and upset my wife.
I told my wife that Falun Dafa could cure her illness, but she didn’t believe me, even though I had returned to good health after becoming a practitioner. I used to be in very poor health and was on medication until I was 35 years old. Whenever there was an epidemic, I came down with it and had to take medication and injections. I didn’t get any better until I started to practice Falun Dafa.
I had asked my wife to practice Falun Dafa many times, but she refused, citing a number of reasons. She asked if it was too late to start now, and I told her that it was not too late if she genuinely wanted to practice.
At that time she was half paralyzed and was not able to look after herself, and she chose the second option–conservative treatment for three months.
After she was discharged from the hospital, she started to study the Fa and practice the exercises. Her movements were not accurate and she was not able to sit for long, but I encouraged her. Gradually some of her symptoms disappeared. She could look after herself and then was able to work and do household chores. Our family returned to normal.
Three months later we went back to Tiantan Hospital for a followup examination. The director and doctors were surprised when they saw the scan. The tumor was half its former size. The director said that this was only the second time he had ever seen a tumor like that shrink since he had been practicing medicine. And the only other one had shrunk by only a little bit. It was a miracle that my wife’s tumor was reduced by half within three months.
The director asked the doctors to measure the tumor again and again to make sure it was correct. The results were the same. They stored the scan in the computer and told my wife to come back for another exam in three months. They wanted to study her. They asked us again and again what treatment my wife had had. Out of fear we didn’t tell them that she had begun practicing Falun Dafa. We should have behaved differently, of course, and told the doctors why we believed the tumor had shrunk so much. We regretted this decision long after.
We left the office and they followed us out into the corridor and asked us again to come back in three months.
Living by the Falun Dafa Principles
My wife has been practicing Falun Dafa since 2005. She is busy with work, household chores, as well as clarifying the truth.
In China, corruption is present in every industry, but especially in the medical field. But my wife lives strictly according to the requirements of Falun Dafa. She considers others first and has been a good person. She doesn’t accept bribes or gifts. She used the unlawful commissions she had been given before stepping into the practice to pay patients’ medical expenses if they were too poor to pay. She even paid for the medical equipment her colleagues took and didn’t pay for. She has changed completely.
Changing One’s Fate
Falun Dafa not only improved our ethical standards, but also changed the fate of our family. Now we live happily. My son entered university in 2007 and became a postgraduate in 2011. We bought a new apartment in 2009 and bought another one for our son in 2013.
Falun Dafa has brought us good fortune. I often said to my friends and relatives that our family would have ended up very differently if my wife had passed away in 2005. We are beneficiaries of the bountiful goodness of Falun Dafa, and are delighted to be able to tell you that Falun Dafa is truly wonderful!