My daughter was divorced twice. After she married for the third time in 1993, she was desperate to have a child. She sought medical help, but still was not able to conceive. She became depressed and took an overdose of sleeping pills to take her life. She survived and recovered, conceived and gave birth to a boy in 2001.
Everything seemed fine with the baby for his first several years. At the age of five he was living with me. Both my daughter and son-in-law worked out of town. At the age of six my grandson was still unable to completely control his bowel movements and had frequent accidents. He also never wanted to play with other children.
In elementary school my grandson had difficulty focusing on his work and had trouble sitting still in class. We were told that it would be best if he repeated the first grade. I took him to the hospital for a checkup and he was diagnosed with autism. The doctor recommended treatment but I could not afford it. I did not know what to do.
Although only in the first grade, he was able to read with only a little bit of help from me. I asked him how he was able to recognize the words but he just shrugged and kept reading. It was amazing!
Since that day, I played the Falun Dafa audio lectures for him every day. We also read Zhuan Falun and do the exercises.
Several practitioners and I were arrested in 2012 for practicing Falun Dafa. After I was released, I heard that many other practitioners, who were involved in producing the Falun Dafa informational materials, were still detained. Almost all our materials had to be brought to us from other towns.
A fellow practitioner helped me establish a truth-clarification materials production site in my home. I was now in my 60’s. Thus, I was surprised that I was capable of learning the skills to make these informational materials. My grandson very quickly learned all that was needed to produce the materials and was a big help to me. He also suggested that we use photo quality paper for the pamphlet covers. My fellow practitioners liked that idea.
My grandson is 14 years old now, and in the 8th grade. At school he ranks first in math, and also won first place in our city-wide piano competition. He is also a key player on the varsity basketball team. Who could imagine that only eight years ago he was academically challenged, and suffering from severe autism!