Mr. Qu Jingshan, 72, was from Mingcheng Town, Panshi City, Jilin Province, and his whole family practiced Falun Gong. Before 1996 he had chronic lung disease and asthma for 40 years. He took medicine and shots for many years. After he started practicing, his health became much better and he never needed medicine or shots. In the spring of 2001, his wife and daughter were arrested because they tried to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, and his home was searched. His wife was detained for 60 days, and his daughter was sent to a labor camp for one year. Placed under great emotional strain and stress because of everything happening to his family, he died on September 13, 2001.