Ms. Cui Tong was a 62-year-old employee of the Changchun City Watch and Clock Factory. On April 25, 1999, she went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa. After returning home, she was harassed, threatened, and had her home-searched by police officers many times. She was also sent to a brainwashing session after which she was left blind in one eye and suffered urinary incontinence because of the constant threats. Police officers forced her family to pay 1,000 yuan before releasing her. She was forced to leave home for about one year to avoid further persecution. When she started to feel unwell, she was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. She passed away at the end of September 2004.