Wife’s Amazing Recovery from Serious Accident Inspires Husband to Practice Dafa
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in October 2014. By that time my wife was a veteran practitioner. She had started to practice Falun Dafa just after she lost her job. I thought that it would be a good thing since she did not have any medical insurance and I had heard that practicing Falun Dafa could improve one’s health.
At that time I did not really understand Dafa and was working three shifts; I didn’t have much time to focus on it and just thought that it was a popular practice. I really didn’t give it much thought.
Extraordinary to Be Alive
But that all changed one evening last fall. My wife was hit by a drunk driver. She woke up in the emergency room of a hospital with an intracranial hemorrhage. The doctor told me that she was in critical condition.
She had lost the feeling in her right hand because the bleeding was putting pressure on a nerve. She was barely conscious. If the bleeding could not be stopped, she would need surgery.
I signed documents giving the hospital permission to take whatever means necessary to save her life. When I saw her through a window in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) my heart sank.
The next day I went to the police station and was told that the driver would take full responsibility for the accident. We would sort out the compensation once my wife was out of the hospital.
After 84 hours she was transferred from the ICU to the General Surgery Ward. The doctor said that she was recovering faster than he could have imagined.
She still could not move her right hand but her mind was clear. She told me that she survived only because she had memorized Lunyu from Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. Although she was very weak and it was difficult for her to talk, she conveyed her confidence in Master and Dafa. My heart was moved when I heard her talk about Dafa that way. She had suffered so much but she still had steadfast faith in Falun Dafa and Master Li. I thought it was extraordinary that she was alive.
Profound Power of Dafa
I thought I should do something to help my wife recover faster. She seemed to be restless. That night I asked her fellow practitioner for an MP3 player with Falun Dafa music on it.
My wife listened to the Dafa music, which helped calm her and keep her mind clear. She also had her first good night’s sleep since the accident. Once again, I witnessed the power of Dafa.
“I am a Falun Dafa practitioner,” she said. “I do not want to stay in the hospital any more. I need to find a quiet place to study the Fa and do the exercises. Only Fa study and doing the exercises can help me recover.”
The doctor reluctantly agreed to sign her release. It said that my wife was still in critical condition but that family members insisted that she be released.
We found a quite place to stay while she recovered. Every day, fellow practitioners came to study the Fa with her. About a week later, they started to do the exercises.
Regardless of the pain or difficulty, she studied the Fa every day and began to recover. At first she could only do the first exercise. Then she could do the second, the third, and the fifth. A week later, she could sit beside the bed and do the exercises with her left hand. Soon, with my help, she could stand and do all the exercises.
It was painful to move her right hand. She sweat, tears running down her face from the effort. She was steadfast and endured it with firm determination and dignity.
We watched the Shen Yun Performing Arts DVD, and a few days later we watched the Falun Dafa lectures.
That night, she felt as if someone was massaging her arm from the tip of her right finger to her right shoulder. She quickly recovered sensation and the use of her right arm. Soon she started to walk with my help.
When my wife had asked to be released from the hospital, I was concerned she would not be able to recover. But after watching Shen Yun and Master’s Fa lectures, studying the Fa, and doing the exercises every day, I was amazed by how quickly she recovered.
Having witnessed her recovery myself, I began to understand the profound power of Falun Dafa and that it is a truly extraordinary practice. I was deeply moved.
Letting Go of Self Interest
It came time to negotiate compensation with the driver. My wife and her fellow practitioners said that they did not want me to fight about it. I was unsure. Even though my wife could walk, she still needed my help when she sat down or stood up and her right hand was still weak.
When I told the driver that my wife would not fight for a large settlement, he was surprised. He was afraid that we would come back later and demand more money. I told him, “My wife practices Falun Dafa; she would not want you to suffer any hardship because of the accident.” He was very touched and thanked me.
”Do not thank me,” I said. “Thank my wife. She is the one who practices Falun Dafa and follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. If you want to thank someone, thank her.”
When I returned from the meeting with the driver, my wife was very excited. She said, “It’s a miracle! When you decided to give up trying to get a large compensation, I could walk. That means we have done the right thing! It is based on Dafa. When you gave up the money, I recovered instantly. It is a miracle! Falun Dafa is great.
Master has said,
“If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it.” (Zhuan Falun)
Joining the Ranks of Dafa Practitioners
Her fellow practitioners asked me to study the Fa with them. They said that it would help her recover faster. I did not see how my studying the Fa could help much, but I agreed that, if there were not too many people, I would.
A few days later, one practitioner did not come to the Fa study, and I attended for the first time, as promised. This was the beginning of my cultivation and the day I began to understand what Dafa is. I will remember it forever.
We first studied one lecture in Zhuan Falun. Then we spent another hour studying Falun Dafa writings by the founder of this cultivation practice.
When I first studied the Fa, I felt that Zhuan Falun was really good. Nowadays, the moral level has deteriorated so far, but this book teaches us to be honest, benevolent, and humble and that we should cultivate our hearts and respect heaven and cultivate virtue. Every day I understood more of the Fa truths.
Once I decided to change my notion and began to cultivate in Dafa, my world changed completely, and I became one of the most fortunate people in the world. I obtained the Fa and joined the ranks of Dafa practitioners.