My name is Wu Ying, a female born in 1956. I am 59 years old and have retired from Harbin Bearing Plant. My husband works at a state-owned company. I used to have a family full of happiness and joy, but I also have a bitter and miserable memory.
On the 2nd of May, 1997, my colleague, Chen Shujie, gave me a book called Zhuan Falun, saying that many people were practicing this Kung Fu. This Kung Fu could cure all the disease and make people healthier and stronger. She persuaded me to try it because my health condition was not very good. I always caught a cold easily and had a very severe rheumatic arthritis, so I started to try practicing Falun Gong. After a period of time, I felt much better and heard from the ‘fellow disciples’ that practicing Falun Gong could make people become ‘immortal’, so I practiced even harder. During my leisure, I read the book Zhuan Falun, and comprehended even deeper. I was attracted by the so-called ‘truth, kindness and tolerance, achieve higher level’ promoted by Li Hongzhi, surprised by his magic power of moving and stopping things, mind control, invisibility and so on by the age of 8. I was addicted to Falun Gong.
My son Li Qiang was 13 years old at that time and was a junior in Harbin No. 137 Middle School. He was a good student. I did not make meals for my husband and son because I was obsessed with Falun Gong and went practicing early in the morning. Later, I did not even care about my son’s homework, not to mention my husband. My husband and my son were full of grumbles but I ignored them and focused on ‘eliminating karma to cure disease’ and surpassing fellow disciples. I always had the illusion that my power strengthened a lot and felt there was a ‘Falun’ spinning around very fast in my abdomen as soon as I began practicing.
One day in June 2000, my son, who was in the first grade of high school, felt painful all over his body after school. He rolled on the ground and beads of sweat ran down from his face because of the pain. My husband sent him to the hospital and he was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. I took my son back home while my husband was going through the procedures to check my son into the hospital. I asked my son to practice Falun Gong saying that exercising could ‘eliminate karma to cure disease’, and if he could cultivate ‘mindfulness’, ‘the Master’ would cleans his body. My husband saw my son suffering a lot on the second day and forced me to send him to the hospital and checked him in. However, I brought my son back home at night and did not want him to live in the ward. My husband was very angry and pushed me strongly. We fought because of this and my son was sad and cried……. Since then, I always stopped my husband sending my son to the hospital and our relationship worsened……
10 years went by. I had been creating mindfulness during these years to my son who lay on the bed, which delayed his best treatment period. My son had to drop out of school, became paralyzed and could not take care of himself. Sometimes, my son looked at himself in the mirror and felt very sad. He is very tall, around 180cm, and has big beautiful eyes. If he did not suffer from the disease, he would have graduated from college and found a decent job due to his good looks. Instead, he was lying on the bed doing nothing. He cried a lot secretly. Later, volunteers in our community visited us after hearing about our situation and said to me with anger, ‘Are you practicing Falun Gong to eliminate karma for your child and cure his disease? Then why has there been no effect for over 10 years? And now you son is paralyzed, you just deceive yourself as well as others.’ I could say nothing in front of their scolding. I finally agreed to send my son to hospital after repeated persuasion by community volunteers. After 2 years of taking TCM and acupuncture, my son stood up again on the 3rd of Oct, 2013. But he could not turn his neck and waist, let alone crouch. He could not do physical work and was diagnosed with a 1st degree disability.
I was shocked when I saw my son stand up again and it made me realize my mistake. I regretted not taking my son to the hospital to treat him in time, otherwise, he would not be disabled. I hate Falun Gong very much. It brought harm to my son, my husband, myself and our family. I swear I will not believe in it again. I want to say loudly that Falun Gong is a harmful practice. Whoever believes in it will be hurt. I apologize to my husband and my son. I have recovered the relationship with my husband and have decided to work hard to take care of my son for the rest of his life.
Although he is disabled, my son has a strong mind. He asked me to buy him a computer and learned relevant computer lessons by himself. The neighbors, relatives and people who live in our community send their computer to my son for repair. My son kept doing recovering exercise every day while learning computer skills. Sometime, he fell to the ground and I was very distressed, but seeing his endeavor made me happy as well.
My family has had good luck since I gave up Falun Gong. First is that my son can stand up again. Second, the community applies minimum living standard allowance for him and our family has been able to move into a new apartment built for people who have difficulties. I am retired and have a pension every month, plus my husband’s pension. We are living a worry-free life.
Recent picture of Li Qiang