I'm forty-one years old and I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Today I'd like to use my own experiences to reveal how wonderful it is. When I was eleven years old I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, or bone marrow failure. When the anemia became very serious, I could not take care of myself and would have to rely on medicine to keep me alive. For the past twenty years, the medicine that I took would have filled a truck and my medical expenses were more than one hundred thousand yuan. (1) Regarding my career, my goals and family, all these things I could only wish for, but not achieve. When I became a teenager, the illness became even worse. Because of a low platelet count, my first menstruation lasted more than ten days and would not stop, and I became very weak. I went to the hospital for a blood transfusion and had to get an injection to stop the bleeding.
This only solved my problem this one time. The next month and each subsequent month, I had the same problem. My illness broke my parents' hearts. In order to cure me, my parents contacted hospitals all over the country and I took every drug that was supposed to treat this illness, including all kinds of private therapies, but nothing worked.
One day in 1985, my abdomen was swollen, my whole body was weak and I was short of breath. My parents immediately sent me to the hospital and the doctor said I had a broken blood vessel in my stomach (It was blood that made my abdomen swell up). The doctor told my parents that I needed an operation, but the probability of success was not very high. It was possible that I would not make if off the operating table. Later on, a couple of specialists used a new drug, and then the bleeding stopped.
When my illness was at its worst, my red blood count was very low. I was brought back from the brink of death many times. There was one time in which the injections and blood transfusions were not working, and finally I was infused with platelets to save my life. These kinds of emergency treatments happened so many times, I can t even remember. My heart broke when I saw my parents' hair turn white from worrying about my illness, and I hated that my body was so useless. I felt that my life had no meaning and lost the will to fight my illness.
In the winter of 1998, a friend visited me. She told me that her illness was cured after practicing Falun Gong and she suggested that I learn. By looking at her healthy pink face and happy attitude, I really could not believe that she used to be sick all the time and was now so healthy and happy. Therefore, I started to practice Falun Gong. In the beginning, I was just thinking I would try it out, but after reading Teacher's book and listening to his lectures on videotape, I understood the purpose of life, why people live and how they should live. After continuing to study the Fa, (2) I changed my thoughts a lot. On the subject of dealing with people and doing things, I did my best to follow Falun Dafa's teachings and standards. My illness got better with every passing day and I gradually was able to stop taking medicine.
My illness is now cured and I no longer need to take medicine. It was impossible for me to do this before learning Falun Dafa. My physical condition is now very good and I don't even catch colds any more. I know that it is Falun Dafa that cured my disease and it is Teacher who gave me a second life.
(1) Chinese currency: the average worker in China makes about 500 Yuan per month.
(2) Fa: law and principles; the teachings of Falun Dafa