Ms. Zeng Xiuying, 70 years old, was a resident of Tai'an City, Shandong Province. Before 1996, she suffered from many illnesses, including cancer of the esophagus. Ms. Zeng began to practice Falun Gong at the beginning of 1997 because she wanted to become healthy. Due to the practice, her illnesses disappeared. On July 22, 1999, she appealed to the provincial government, but she was arrested and her home was ransacked. Her third daughter persisted in practicing Falun Dafa and was unlawfully detained twice at a forced labor camp. Her second son's entire family became destitute to avoid the illegal persecution. Because of the prolonged persecution, Zeng Xiuying died from recurrence of her illnesses in July 2003.