Ms. Zhang Xiangxia, 35, was a Falun Dafa practitioner from Changyi District, Weifang City, Shandong Province. Her asthma was cured after she began Falun Dafa cultivation. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa around July 20, 1999, and was blocked en route, then held at the local birth control office (as a detention center). Local police repeatedly harassed her at home, and detained her husband, who is also a practitioner, many times. They were also forced to pay fines many times. All these events caused her to live in terror. After being diagnosed with lung and heart problems, she died on December 31, 2004.