Practitioner Yao Shufen, 81, lived in Group 4 at Xiangyang Village, Shengyu Township, Nongan County, Jilin Province. She started practicing Dafa in 1996 and all of her illnesses disappeared, including the chronic ones. After July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, the police often harassed and intimidated her, and ransacked her home numerous times. Her son and daughter went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and were illegally detained. They were each extorted of 5,000-6,000 yuan, and were sent to labor camps. Yao Shufen suffered tremendously, both physically and mentally, and passed away on October 10, 2002.