(Minghui.org) My sister phoned me in November 2023 and said, “I have good news! Our brother can walk!” I replied, “That’s wonderful. It’s a miracle!” My brother had had a stroke and was not able to take care of himself.
My sister and I both practice Falun Dafa, but our older brother had refused to accept the truth about Dafa. He’s 82 and was once a primary school teacher in a village. I told him the facts about Falun Dafa every time we met for the past two decades, but he refused to listen, due to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) misinformation campaign about the practice. He often praised the CCP—his son-in-law and daughter are Party officials, and he was afraid that our being practitioners would cause trouble for them and affect their careers. He began avoiding us. He was the only sibling who continued to have misunderstandings about Dafa.
A lump appeared on my brother’s inner right calf in August 2023. He rubbed it frequently, and in less than two days, the entire leg swelled. His son took him to a hospital in the city. The lump festered. After it was removed, they couldn’t stitch up the 15 to 16-cm (6-inch)-long incision due to a skin problem. They put medicinal ointment and gauze on the wound every day, gave him anti-inflammatory injections, and inserted a drainage tube. Pus drained from the wound, and my brother suffered a lot.
They did this for more than three weeks, but he saw no improvement. He became so anxious about the wound refusing to heal that he had a stroke. One side of his body became numb, he was dizzy, and he had trouble speaking. Someone had to feed him, and he could not walk or take care of himself. He needed anti-inflammatory shots injected into the wound to treat it and control the bleeding, but these shots reacted with the medication used to treat his stroke. The doctor told him to move to another hospital to recover from his stroke and ignore the wound on his leg, so he returned to the local county hospital. After being treated for over three weeks, his condition did not improve. The wound on his leg did not close, and had to be kept bandaged. The hospital told him to go home and recuperate.
When I learned of my brother’s condition, I was afraid he wouldn’t listen if I tried to talk to him about Dafa directly. I asked my older sister who is on better terms with him, to tell him, “If two hospitals couldn’t cure you, you could recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ as only Dafa can save you.” My brother listened to my sister and began reciting the phrases. Soon afterwards he returned home from the county hospital. They could not put the ointment on, but the wound on his right leg healed miraculously, and a long, hard scab formed.
The Situation Changes
Before October 1, my brother asked my sister to call us home. I told her, “My brother doesn’t want to hear what I have to say. Now that he is in poor health, I shouldn’t go home or he will get upset with me.” My brother later phoned me and said, “Come home!” Then he burst into tears. I comforted him. In the past, he argued when I tried to tell him that Falun Dafa was good. This time he said, “I’m old now and in such bad shape, I won’t get upset. I won’t argue with you.”
My wife and I visited him. He wept as soon as he saw us. I asked my sister to remind him to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I said, “When no one is around, recite it aloud. When others are there, just recite it silently.”
Because for years he did not like us telling him about Dafa, the first few days, I did not clarify the truth to him. When he was depressed, I comforted him. The day I left, I told everyone I was going home. My sister said, “Come and chat with your brother.” I said, “Brother, do you want to hear what I have to say?” He said, “Yes.”
I explained why my wife and I continued to practice Dafa all these years despite the persecution. My wife was injured at work, but she fully recovered after she began practicing Dafa.
I said that I also had symptoms of a stroke many years ago. My face was paralysed, and my eyes and mouth were lopsided. My face was so crooked that I looked frightening. But I recovered by doing the exercises and reading the Fa. I said that showed how extraordinary Falun Dafa was!
I said to my brother, “Read Zhuan Falun and you will understand the cause of your illness.” When he said he didn’t have a copy, I asked if he wanted to read it. He said he did, so I gave him my niece’s book.
A few days after I got home, through phone calls, I learned that my brother could move his paralysed arm. The pain in his other arm had gone away and he was able to sit up!
It turned out that when he was in the hospital, his son helped him use the toilet at night and had to hold his normal arm to get him up. After that, his normal arm started to hurt him, and if anyone touched it, he screamed in pain. After he started reading Zhuan Falun, my brother said it felt like a fist was hitting the spot on the shoulder of that arm where it hurt the most, but day by day the pain lessened. The arm on the paralysed side also became normal and he was able to dress himself.
There was another change. After he began to read the book and his arm stopped hurting, he asked Master for help, “Master, I want to get up myself. Please help me.” As soon as he had this thought he was able to sit up and his movements were even more nimble than before he had the stroke.
These are the extraordinary changes that happened to my brother even before he finished reading Zhuan Falun.
After he finished reading the book once, he phoned my sister and said, “This book does not cure illness. It teaches one to practice cultivation and be a good person. All it talks about is improving one’s moral character!” My sister was overjoyed that he understood, and said, “Yes, that’s right, this book teaches one to be a good person. I’m so glad you understand.”
My sister often chats with him on the phone and reminds him to read the book and conduct himself according to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
He experienced even bigger changes. After he read Zhuan Falun once, he was able to get up out of bed and walk.
He said that one day he called out to his son to help him to the toilet, but no one was home. He suddenly thought he should be able to stand up and walk. He pulled on his pants, got out of bed, and walked.
He said he felt great, that it was his happiest day since he became ill. He almost cried! When his son returned home, he was shocked to see his father walking back to bed. My brother called my sister and said, “Shall I tell you the best news? I can walk!” My sister asked if his legs shook or if he needed a cane. He replied, “My legs didn’t shake, and I did not need a cane.”
My sister immediately called me and told me the good news. I asked my sister to tell our brother to thank Master for saving his life. Because my brother did not have a portrait of Master, he opened Zhuan Falun to the page with Master’s picture and bowed to it.
My 82-year-old brother is now able to take care of himself. He reads at least one lecture of Zhuan Falun each day. His children say, “Falun Dafa has manifested its miracles on our father!”
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