(Minghui.org) Paralysis is the loss of ability to move part or all of one’s body. Most people who are paralyzed have to depend on wheelchairs for the rest of their lives. Paralysis causes tremendous pain not only for the sufferers but also for their families.

Thanks to Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual discipline also known as Falun Gong, a number of paralyzed people have been able to walk again and now live renewed lives.

Below are several such recovery stories.

(Continued from Part III)

Semi-paralyzed Woman Recovered in Three Months

One day in 2011, when then-21-year-old Annhien, who is from Vietnam, was playing with her friends on the curb, she was accidentally pushed into the street and hit by a car. Although she survived, her spine was injured, and she lost the ability to move half of her body normally. Any movement, such as walking, laughing, coughing, and even breathing, caused her pain.

She went to Kangwon University in South Korea as a graduate student to study Korean language and literature in 2015. She thought her pain might be alleviated with better treatment there. However, that was not the case, and walking was still very difficult. In addition to her spinal injury, she couldn’t extend her arms or carry anything heavy.

One day her roommate gave her a book titled Zhuan Falun. As soon as she saw the cover of the book, she felt a strong connection to it. “I felt that I had found the purpose of my life. I was so excited that I cried.”

As she began to practice Falun Dafa, the pain began to subside. Three months later, all of the pain disappeared. Even her congenitally deformed elbow joint was healed. She could walk and live a normal life again.

Annhien from Vietnam

Taiwan Woman Recovers from Lupus Erythematosus

Caiming (left) and her caregiver Ms. Lai

Caiming from Taiwan was diagnosed with lupus erythematosus in 2008. She took the steroids her doctor gave her, but she only got worse. She had severe bone loss and became hunchbacked, which made her 12 cm (4.7 inches) shorter. She needed a wheelchair to get around. Her kidneys were failing, and she also had many other problems, including stomach ulcers and edema.

Caiming began a nine-day Falun Dafa introductory class on September 1, 2013. Five days after she started doing the exercises, she was able to have normal bowel movements; a month later, she stopped taking medicine; and in seven months, she was able to walk on her own and even climb the stairs to the fourth floor. Her back gradually straightened. Her appreciation for Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, knows no bounds, “Master, thank you for giving me a second life!”

China Economic Times: “I Can Stand!”

On July 10, 1998, China Economic Times published a report titled “I Can Stand.” It was about Ms. Xie Xiufen, who was paralyzed for 16 years after suffering a spinal injury due to a medical accident. Miraculously, she stood up three months after she’d begun practicing Falun Gong. Very excited she said, “I am like a bird that wants to fly all the time. The miracle really happened!”

China Economic Times published the article “I Can Stand” on July 10, 1998.

Paralyzed Teacher Recovered after Practicing Falun Dafa

Ms. Jin Lifeng, born on October 2, 1962, is a native of Huludao City, Liaoning Province. She graduated from college and worked as an English teacher at a high school and then the Bohai Shipbuilding Vocational College in Huludao City. Her husband worked in the same school as a teaching director. She had a successful career and a happy family.

Ms. Jin Lifeng

But that all ended when she was 36 years old, the year her son was born. One of her lumbar vertebrae cracked during the delivery, and she was paralyzed from the waist down. She went to many hospitals but didn’t get better. She was in despair and wanted to die.

A year and a half later, in March 1999, she learned about Falun Dafa from other teachers at her school and wanted to give it a try. The first time she went to the group exercise site, two people had to help her just to get there, and she had to take four breaks along the way. The next day, she needed only two breaks. The third day, she walked to the exercise site all by herself without any breaks.

She started to read the Zhuan Falun and told everyone how Falun Dafa gave her a second life.