Hailing from Russia, Genia suffered from acute pain caused by cancer ever since she was a child. Just as her parents fell into despair, hope arrived in the form of an ancient Chinese practice.
When Genia was young, she was a lively and lovely girl. She’s the apple of her parents’ eyes, and her family expected her to grow up to be a healthy and kind person.
Sadly, at the age of 7, Genia was diagnosed with malignant tumors of the anterior abdominal wall, which means cancer, after a tumor started growing on her right hand.
Genia underwent surgery for tumor removal. She had been recovering well after the operation, however, things took a turn for the worse just 8 months later—her cancer relapsed.
Doctors subsequently performed 4 operations on Genia. Following the surgical procedures, she received several courses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. After the painful treatment, the symptoms were brought under control, and doctors announced Genia showed so sign of cancer in her body.
Her family thought Genia could finally go to school like any other normal child. They didn’t expect her cancer to come back again and again, every time they thought she had recovered.
Cancer Bounced Back Yet Again In 2012
Genia had been plagued by cancer throughout her childhood. In 2012, she once again confronted the stubborn cancer. That year when her cancer relapsed, she was 20 years old.
The 20-year-old Genia was admitted to the hospital again. This time round, the cancer cells developed rapidly, leaving doctors worried. To keep the cancer cells from growing in her body, doctors chose to use chemotherapy.
Looking at their daughter lying on the bed, Genia’s parents fell into despair. Seeing their daughter experiencing another agonizing cancer recurrence, they were mentally and physically exhausted.
Genia’s mom recalled: “Four of my relatives and friends practice Falun Gong. My daughter and I know that this cultivation practice has miraculous healing power.”
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a self-cultivation practice of mind and body based on the universal quality of Truthfulness Compassion and Tolerance.
“If we follow the current treatment plan, the weak Genia is unable to withstand the pain of chemotherapy. In the end, chemotherapy may even kill her. So, I told my daughter: ‘Let’s practice Falun Gong together,’” her mom said.
Genia started learning Falun Gong’s 5 exercises from her aunt, along with her mother. Since then, Genia and her mom have been practicing the exercises and reading “Zhuan Falun”—the main book of Falun Gong—daily without fail.
“My daughter soon recovered her strength. The side effects caused by chemotherapy, such as anemia, nausea, loss of appetite, intestinal problems, all disappeared,” her mom shared. “A few months later, Genia undertook an ultrasound scan, and the results showed that her tumor was significantly reduced.”
Health Restored—Declared Cancer-free, Genia Ushered in a Happy Life
Through practicing Falun Gong, Genia’s health gradually got better and better. Years went by, and like any other girls her age, she graduated from college and got married.
After marriage, Genia and her husband settled down in Los Angeles, the United States. She engaged in graphic design work and worked hard to master English.
Genia’s cancer never returns, and her past struggles with the deadly disease became a distant memory…
Battling 5 cancer recurrences in 13 years, Genia was mired in a cancer nightmare until she began practicing Falun Gong. Having benefited from the practice, she hopes more people will learn about her story and come to experience health recoveries through cultivating their bodies and minds, just like she did.
*Falun Gong or Falun Dafa is a cultivation practice of mind and body that teaches truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance as a way to improve health and moral character and attain spiritual wisdom.
For more information about the practice or to download “Zhuan Falun,” visit: www.falundafa.org. All books, exercise music, resources, and instructions are available completely free of charge.
**To learn more about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the communist regime in China, visit http://faluninfo.net/
WATCH Interview: Anna Kokkonen