Mr. Zhang Jiawei, 22, was from Xinhua Village, Xinxing Township, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. He had cancer before beginning Falun Dafa cultivation, had been operated on twice, and the prognosis was extremely poor. After he began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, his condition improved dramatically. After the persecution began in 1999, Mr. Zhang went to Beijing to clarify the truth and validate Dafa on December 15, 2000. Upon his return, the school authorities forbade him to practice the exercises or study the Fa. This subjected him to great mental pressure, and Zhang Jiawei died on November 23, 2002.