The following happened in a city of Northeast China in January 2003: A female Falun Gong practitioner, 50, was visiting a relative, an older woman who was 62, who had terminal cancer. Besides the malignant disease, she had suffered from many other illnesses for decades. The major hospitals in the region could not cure her. The hospitals had informed her family that there was little hope. They were told to take her home and make funeral arrangements.

The older woman had no other choice but to go home. Her family started preparing for a funeral. At that time, she could only speak very softly and sit up only for a few minutes. Also, she needed several people to carry her to the restroom.

After a few words with the female practitioner, the woman was in tears. "Look at you," she said. "You are more than 50-years-old, but you look younger than my daughter." (Her daughter was 38.) She added, "It is over for me. I have only a few days left."

"Once I started practicing Falun Gong, all my illnesses faded away; I feel light and comfortable," said the practitioner. "Because someone in your family works for the police department and is responsible for arresting Falun Gong practitioners, no one dared to tell you about it."

The older woman's husband heard the conversation and said, "I believe in freedom of belief. Everyone has his or her own choice. I don't care if others practice this qigong or that qigong, even if it is Falun Gong." So the practitioner explained the truth about Falun Gong to them. When the practitioner was ready to leave, the older woman asked, "Would you bring me the book so I can read it?" Even as the practitioner was walking away, the older woman's daughter called out, "Remember to bring the book!"

The next day, the practitioner brought a copy of Zhuan Falun. The older woman was able to sit and read the book for more than an hour. Her heart and body were at peace, and her physical condition improved dramatically. Three days later, a rosy color returned to the woman's face, and in seven more days, she was able to walk on her own.

The 62-year-old returned to a hospital for another round of tests. She used to fail three critical tests, but the new test results were all normal. Her family and relatives were puzzled: how could all three tests show no problem? Shouldn't she recover slowly? They could not believe the results, but the elderly woman was indeed cured; she could freely walk around as if she had never been ill.

During this period of time, several Falun Gong practitioners were helping her and her family. Some brought them truth-clarifying materials and some brought them tape recordings of Teacher's lectures. The older woman also had very good enlightenment quality. One day she tripped and took a hard fall at home, but she got up and was fine. She knew she would be fine since Teacher Li was looking after her. She firmly believes in eliminating karma and purifying her body according to the Teacher's words, so she does not consider herself a sick person anymore.

The older woman had been ill for more than forty years, and was about to die of terminal cancer. She had spent at least 60,000 Yuan on medical costs. Many hospitals refused to admit her. [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.] She started studying Falun Dafa when she was at the brink of death, and it took only twenty days for her to become a healthy practitioner.

The older woman's family was full of joy as if they were celebrating the Chinese New Year. Many relatives called and asked for her condition. Her family told them, "She was cured, and she was cured by practicing Falun Gong!" Some relatives did not believe it, so they traveled several hundred miles to see for themselves. Once they witnessed the older woman walking around the house and even performing some household chores, many of them said they would go home and read the book themselves-- because it was indeed miraculous.

The older woman's second son was watching the videotapes of Teacher's lecture series. In lecture seven, Teacher said that smoking had no benefit whatsoever. The next morning, he lit up a cigarette but it tasted very strange. He dared not inhale, and he quit smoking from that point on. The older woman's daughters and daughters-in-law all believe in Falun Dafa now, and some of them have started practicing. Some family members who worked for the police department saw the miracles; they now all support their own family practicing Falun Gong. They said that practitioners are good people, and they will not persecute Falun Gong practitioners as they did before.

With a renewed life, the older woman is using her personal experience to clarify the truth and help more people benefit from cultivation.