Mr. Gong Haoran, 65 years old, was an employee of City Planning Committee in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. He was paralyzed from a stroke. After he left the hospital in 1997, he started to practice Falun Gong. Through studying the Fa and doing the exercises, his condition improved. After the persecution started in 1999, his wife persisted in practicing and was sentenced to two-years of forced labor. He thus had nobody to take care of him. At the same time he was also severely frightened and felt persecuted. His health deteriorated. When he was in emergency care one month prior to his death, they still wouldn't allow his wife to take care of him. They didn't permit his wife to see him even after his death. Mr. Gong died as a result of the persecution on December 26, 2004.