Ms. Yang Xinglan was 42 years old, and lived in Xiaowang Village, Beiyang Township, Boye County in the Baoding Area of Hebei Province. She had a tumor on the side of her face before practicing Falun Dafa. The tumor caused her much pain and no treatment or cure could be found, even after visiting major hospitals in Beijing. In 1996, she was fortunate enough to start practicing Falun Dafa. The tumor stopped growing and the pain ceased. After Jiang's regime launched the persecution in 1999, Ms. Yang continued to practice Falun Dafa. She was abducted and taken to a brainwashing center by township officials in 2002. She was viciously beaten and eventually lost her eyesight in both eyes. She died on November 14, 2004 as a result of the persecution.