A Speedy Recovery from Skull Fractures after Supporting Falun Dafa

November 09, 2016 | By Dafa practitioner Li Lian in Yantai City, Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) I used to suffer from a number of chronic diseases, which were all healed after I started practicing Falun Dafa. My adherence to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance convinced my family of the goodness of Falun Dafa. Consequently, when the former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin began the persecution of Falun Dafa p in 1999, my husband continued to support me, even under extreme duress.

While on his way to work in 2006, my husband was knocked down by a young, speeding motorcyclist and was taken to hospital for emergency treatment. I rushed to the hospital as soon as I received news of the accident.

The doctor invited me into his office and briefed me on my husband’s condition. Besides severe cranial bone fractures at the base and top of his skull, my husband also had major cerebral hemorrhages in two places.

Faced with a such a dire diagnosis, the doctor proposed a craniotomy to treat my husband’s injuries. My husband was horrified and rejected the proposed treatment. Even his brother was unable to convince him to undergo the surgery. As my husband refused to be swayed, the doctor decided to perform another CT scan the following day and asked us to consider transferring him to another facility if his condition worsened.

I firmly thought, “I have Master’s protection. There is nothing to fear.” I asked Master to save him and instructed my husband to sincerely repeat, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

The next day the doctor examined the new CT scans and discovered that my husband’s injuries were recovering rapidly. The doctor was dumbfounded! Thirteen days after the accident my husband was discharged from the hospital.

The young motorcyclist’s father had been present while the doctor briefed us about my husband’s condition, but he left after hearing that a craniotomy was required. Faced with the prospect of having to pay between 100,000 and 80,000 yuan (~US$14,800 and ~$11,800) for my husband’s surgery, he refused to acknowledge responsibility.

I paid the motorcyclist’s family a visit after my husband was released from the hospital and clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to them. I told them Dafa was responsible for my husband’s miraculous recovery and reassured them that I would not ask for compensation. I asked them only to remember that “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

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Category: People in China Awaken to the Truth

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Two Shandong Women Remain Detained for Distributing Information about Falun Gong

October 16, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Shandong Province

(Minghui.org) Three Yinan County residents were arrested on October 8 for distributing information about Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Two of them had their blood forcibly drawn and homes ransacked. Both remain detained at the time of writing.

Ms. Meng Xianglan, Ms. Meng Xiangling, and Ms. Liu Xin were driving around and passing out Falun Gong materials in neighboring Mengyin County when they were spotted by plainclothes officers.

The police surrounded the three women and searched their car. A two-year-old boy in Ms. Liu’s care was so frightened that he couldn’t stop crying.

Ms. Meng Xianglan was slammed to the ground as she struggled to get away.

The police interrogated the three women separately and discovered that both Ms. Meng Xianglan and Ms. Meng Xiangling were once detained in labor camps for practicing Falun Gong. They moved quickly to ransack the two women’s homes and confiscated their valuables totaling more than 30,000 yuan. The confiscated items include computers, printers, cell phones, Falun Gong books and materials, as well as other personal belongings.

The police next forcibly drew their blood before transferring them to an unknown location.

Ms. Liu was released with the boy late that night.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution

Prison Guards: “We Simply Don’t Treat Falun Gong People as Humans”

July 28, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) Two Falun Gong practitioners in Shandong Province were illegally arrested for disseminating information about Falun Gong and the persecution and were taken to the Shandong Province Women’s Prison in Jinan City.

The practitioners told of the inhuman treatment they experienced while incarcerated, especially solitary confinement.

The guards placed practitioners in a solitary confinement cell if they refused to give up Falun Gong. The cells are small and dark, with a cold cement floor. There is only a small stool in the cell.

Practitioners ate, slept, and relieved themselves in the small cell. They were locked in the room for a long time, without sunlight or fresh air. Additionally, they were not allowed to have contact with their families or anyone else.

The winter in Jinan City is cold and harsh. Practitioners in solitary were not provided a winter jacket, but only long underwear. They were given just a thin blanket which did not keep them warm.

It was impossible to get any sleep on the cold floor because of the freezing temperature. Practitioners had to walk around to try to get warm.

Lack of sleep gave them headaches. Without any furnishing and given the severe cold, their bones ached, and their muscles cramped. Many practitioners became ill and developed a high fever.

Jinan City is like a furnace in the summer. The small isolation cells can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the ventilation is poor. Practitioners who weren’t well to begin with often fainted after being in the small cell for a short period of time.

The female guards would not provide toilet paper or feminine hygiene products to practitioners in the small cell.

When asked why they were so inhuman toward practitioners, the guards responded, “We simply don’t treat Falun Gong people as humans.”

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Category: Accounts of Persecution

[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Dafa Brings My Family Health and Happiness

May 30, 2016 | By Yan Ming, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) When I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, I was the only one in my family practicing. Now, my entire large family has joined me in the practice. We live our lives by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and we are all very grateful for the practice, and the health and happiness it brings.

Dafa Changed My Daughter-in-Law

My daughter-in-law practiced Dafa with me shortly after I started, but she stopped when the persecution began suddenly in July 1999. She was so traumatized by the persecution that she even tried to stop me from practicing, threatening to divorce my son.

Facing such strong pressure from her, I wasn’t moved. Instead, I tried to treat her better and better and let her know how great Dafa is through my own actions. Sometimes I told her about other practitioners and how they benefited from the practice. She was deeply moved by these stories and became supportive of my practicing Dafa. Sometimes she also talked to other people about Dafa and cleared up misunderstandings they had about the practice due to the persecution.

My daughter-in-law later had back surgery and was bedridden for six months. After the surgery, she wasn’t able to do any heavy work. I encouraged her to resume practicing Falun Dafa.

It wasn’t easy for her to agree to pick up the practice again. But after she did the exercises for a while, she completely recovered and was able to do anything.

She soon started a small business selling clothes. Following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, she often returned extra items given by her clothing distributor and developed a good reputation for her integrity and honesty.

My 85-year-old Father Enjoys Good Health

I still remember when I first introduced Falun Dafa to my father, a loyal Communist Party member; he was yelling at me so loudly that people on the street could hear him!

But with time, he gradually changed his mind and began to accept that I practiced Falun Dafa. However, he didn’t fundamentally change his view about Dafa until he finally read a Dafa book.

“This is indeed a good practice! You really have to practice it well,” he said to me after finishing reading the book.

Although he used to have very poor health and his one brother and two sisters all passed away due to a disease that runs in our family, my father is now enjoying good health and happily tends the garden at home at 85 years old.

Dafa Saved My Life Twice

I’d like to share two stories of how Master protected me from grave danger.

I suddenly woke up one night, unable to move or talk. I realized I might have been poisoned by the burning coal gas. My daughter-in-law and her newborn baby girl were in the same room. But no matter how hard I struggled to sit up, I couldn’t move at all.

I had just started practicing Falun Dafa at that time and I suddenly thought to call for help from the Master (referring to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of the practice).

“Master, please help us!” I shouted out in my heart.

With that thought, I sprang out of bed and hurried to turn on the light. The room was full of smoke. I opened the window and awakened my daughter-in-law. She grabbed her daughter and the three of us fled the room. We were all fine.

I had another brush with death the following spring. I had just finished watering the garden far from my house. The watering wand was connected to an extension cord of more than 600 ft. As I was wrapping up the cord, I was shocked by a strong electric current. My body shook violently. Standing by a well about two feet wide, I was propelled to the other side of the well by the electricity, which was then tripped.

I then took a deep breath and looked at myself. I was surprised to find I was completely fine, and did not even have any burns on my skin. Thank you Master, for your protection!

No Longer Fighting Over Self-Interest

We had a small farm about five miles from my village. I brought the watering pipes and irrigation equipment to water the farm one day.

The farm lot was nearly 300 yards long. It had two wells on each side. I often used the well on the north side.

I unloaded the equipment by the well and then laid out the watering pipe on the farm.
When I was about 70% done with the preparation, along came another tricycle. That person went straight to the well and began to use it, completely ignoring me.

As the well was only about one foot wide, only one water pipe could fit in it at a time. This person came from another village. As the well was dug by our village, he wasn’t supposed to use it.

I was stunned at first. But then I thought, “I am a Dafa practitioner, and I shouldn’t fight with him for this. If he wants to use this well, then I will just use the other one instead.”

I wrapped up the pipes, loaded them into the tricycle, took them to the well on the south side and did everything again from the beginning. I was actually very calm and peaceful.

On another day, I went to a village to introduce Dafa to the residents there and met a young man.

“You practice Falun Gong?” he asked me.

“Yes,” I answered.

“I went to water the farm the other day and used your well. I knew I was in the wrong, and I was already prepared to have a big fight with you. But I didn’t expect…”

It was the same person! I told him that I was able to let him use the well because I practice Falun Dafa.

“Falun Dafa is indeed great!” he said.

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Mother and Daughter Tried Amid Judge’s Violations of Legal Procedures

April 18, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent from Shandong Province

(Minghui.org) A mother and her daughter were tried together for practicing and telling the public about Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Ms. Song Fangxia complained about dizziness multiple times during the two-day hearing on April 7 and 8 of this year. The 67-year-old mother from Linyi City has been suffering from severe symptoms of high blood pressure since she was taken into custody eight months ago.

By law, defendants with abnormal health conditions are unfit to stand trial. The judge, however, pressed on with the hearing despite the lawyer’s protest of his violations of legal procedure.

Judge Repeatedly Violates Procedure

Ms. Song’s blood pressure readings registered at 220/110 before the trial, but her lawyer’s request to have the hearing delayed was denied.

The lawyer proceeded to request that the judge be recused from the prosecution process, arguing that he had violated legal procedure. According to Chinese law, only the court president has the authority to issue a decision regarding recusal requests involving presiding judges. The judge declined the lawyer’s request without consulting the president.

Though the courtroom has a capacity of up to 40 people, only four of the defendants’ family members were allowed to attend the hearing. The judge ignored the lawyer’s protest of his unlawful limitation of family access to the trial.

Freedom of Belief

The lawyer rebutted the charges that his clients “used a cult to undermine law enforcement” and demanded their acquittal. He argued that there has been no law criminalizing Falun Gong, and that the persecution was illegal from the outset. He accused the procuratorate and the court of giving in to the 610 Office to prosecute his clients for exercising their constitutional right to freedom of belief.

The judge concluded the hearing without issuing a verdict. Both Ms. Song and her daughter Ms. Li Hui remain detained following their arrest on August 3, 2015.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution

Shandong Man, 35, Dies within Months of Being Assaulted

March 27, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent from Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) A 35-year-old man from Yanggu County died several months after he was assaulted by security guards at a local military academy.

Mr. Sun was talking to several students about the persecution of Falun Gong on November 9, 2015, when he was seized by school security personnel. They beat him so severely that he had a gaping hole in his skull. His family wonders whether he was also drugged, because he appeared disoriented and was foaming at the mouth by the time he managed to get back home.

He was not able to recover despite medical intervention and recently passed away. The exact date of his death remains to be investigated.

The local police did nothing to prosecute the security guards and claimed that Mr. Sun died after jumping from a tall building.

Mr. Sun once had his home ransacked and was temporarily detained after he filed a lawsuit against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for initiating the brutal 17-year persecution of Falun Gong.

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Category: Deaths

How I Survived Late-Stage Cancer

February 29, 2016 | By a new Falun Dafa practitioner in Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) I was diagnosed with late-stage esophageal cancer in December 2014.

While I was hospitalized my wife and son, who both practice Falun Dafa, asked me to repeatedly say, “Falun Dafa is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great!” They also played the audio recording of Master’s teachings for me.

The doctor administered medicines through an IV. On the third day of treatment, they had trouble getting the drugs through the IV. On the fifth day, the CT scan showed my condition had worsened despite the treatment. I looked very weak and pale.

My medical bill had reached 6,000 yuan by then. My wife suggested I leave the hospital and study Falun Dafa at home. I agreed.

As soon as we returned home, I began to read Zhuan Falun. My wife asked me to study it sincerely. When I read the book carefully and focused on what I was reading, I felt it was so wonderful and wished that I had read it earlier! My wife also taught me how to do five exercises.

I looked much healthier within a few days, and felt stronger, too. Eventually, I completely recovered from cancer by practicing Falun Dafa.

Other villagers wondered how I had recovered so quickly from late-stage cancer. They expressed their amazement when I told them that Falun Dafa was the reason, and that late-stage cancer is not fatal if you believe in Dafa.

Blessed with the profound grace of Dafa, I study the Fa and cultivate myself wholeheartedly. I’m also telling everyone I know how amazing Falun Dafa is!

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Category: Health Benefits