Ms. Zhao Fanglan was a retired teacher in Nong'an County, Jilin Province. She started to practice Falun Gong in 1997, and as a result, her heart disease, hypertension and diabetes were cured. In 2000, her two sons and daughters-in-law were persecuted for practicing Falun Gong and sent to labor camps. She was devastated and had a recurrence of her illnesses. In July 15 2001, she died.