(Clearwisdom.net) I was extremely fortunate to start practicing Falun Gong in 1997. I turned 63 years old in 2007. I had poor health since I was young. As I got older, my health started grow even worse. I had a type of heart disease that caused my heart to beat too fast or skip beats. I also suffered from hypertension, hepatitis, bronchiolitis, a neck problem, a frozen shoulder, lower back pain, leg pain, numbness in the limbs, dizziness, stomach problems, etc. I carried medicine with me all year round. I even carried pills for my heart problem in case of an emergency. I had to take medicine every day. My husband also suffered from a myriad of illnesses.

In 1997, my husband and I started practicing Falun Gong together. We brought the precious Zhuan Falun home with enormous respect. By studying the Fa and practicing the Falun Gong exercises, Teacher cleansed our bodies. A month later my husband and I no longer suffered from any illness. We both have been very healthy ever since. Even the beriberi that had troubled me for over four decades disappeared. Falun Gong is miraculous. Teacher has saved the lives of my entire family. Our entire family will persevere in practicing Falun Gong until we reach Consummation.

On July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin and his henchmen began to suppress Falun Gong. My husband and I went to Beijing in an attempt to explain to the State Appeals Office the truth about Falun Gong. At the time, we faced many police checkpoints. On the way to Beijing, the police searched our bags and found our precious copy of Zhuan Falun . The police attempted to beat my husband, but he firmly told the police to stop.

We were arrested and taken back to the local Public Security Bureau (PSB). After one day of interrogation, the police saw that we were very determined to continue our practice, so they put us in a forced brainwashing session that lasted for five days. We were watched by the police day and night. When the police saw that we would not renounce Falun Gong, they changed their mind and tried to extort 10,000 yuan from us in exchange for our freedom. We refused, but the police took 500 yuan from each of us before they released us.

Before we even reached home, we were told that our granddaughter was admitted to the hospital three days earlier. We rushed to the hospital and inquired about her condition. The doctor said, "It is going to be a problem to keep her alive." We were shocked by the doctor's reply. She was only 11 years old. How could this be happening to her? She was in the hospital for 17 days. The medical expenses reached 7,000 yuan, but she was not improving at all.

Because her parents didn't practice Falun Gong, they didn't know what else to do but to send a present to the doctor, hoping to get extra special care for their daughter. But the doctor told them, "No one in the world is able to cure this illness. It is a waste of money to keep her in the hospital. Why don't you check her out of the hospital and find another solution?"

Loosely translated, my granddaughter had lost the ability to create new blood. It would cost more than 400,000 yuan to have a bone marrow transplant, which would might extend her life for no more than two years. But how could we come up with so much money? Both her parents had lost their jobs. What should we do? The entire family was in tears, seeing the little girl whose swollen neck had become as wide as her head.

Then we remembered our magnificent and compassionate Teacher. Only Teacher could save the child's life. My husband and I taught the child the Falun Gong exercises. At the time many people in our village sneered and told us, "The child is dying. You don't want to spend money on giving her proper medical treatment. You are even teaching her to practice Falun Gong!" Her parents were very skeptical, so they kept administering medicine to her while she practiced Falun Gong.

My husband and I knew taking medicine was useless. When she started to study the Fa, she learned that medicine would not help her with her illness and decided to stop taking medicine. Yet she was becoming increasingly healthier every day. Now she has become perfectly healthy! For four years, my granddaughter has not taken any medicine, but she has never even caught a cold. When she had just started to practice, her paternal grandfather came to visit her, thinking he was coming to her deathbed. He didn't believe Falun Gong would do anything for her when he saw her practicing the exercises with us. Before he left, he said, "I wish a miracle would happen to her." In 2004, I asked my granddaughter to visit her paternal grandfather. When he saw that she had become perfectly healthy, he developed a great respect for Falun Gong. He said, "Falun Gong is miraculous. It was able to save her from death's door. I want to practice Falun Gong, too."

There is a senior woman in our local Fa study group. Before she started to practice Falun Gong, she had suffered from severe diabetes for 15 years. She had a yellow complexion. She would collapse if she were to go out in a windy day. She was extremely frail. When she started practicing Falun Gong, Teacher cleansed her body, which caused her to throw up and have diarrhea at first. Seven places on her legs and one toe festered. Her son, a non-practitioner, urged her to go to the hospital, but she knew that they were not symptoms of illness and that Teacher was purifying her body. She didn't go to the hospital or take any medication. Instead, she persevered in studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. She became free of diabetes and the sores on her legs and toe were cured.

This senior practitioner's mother is 86 years old this year and is illiterate. The old lady was ill and had blood in her urine. At the time, she had not eaten anything for five days. The senior practitioner asked her mother to repeat "Falun Gong is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good." She told her mother to just repeat "Master Li is good" if she could not remember the other words. Her mother recovered, and it has been over a year now. She is still very healthy.

My husband and I took a detour once on our cultivation path, but we didn't give up. We have been following Teacher's guidance to study the Fa, clarify the truth about Falun Gong, and send forth righteous thoughts.

One day the police saw us when fellow practitioners and I were putting up signs that read "Falun Gong is good" and posting truth-clarification flyers. The police ransacked our home and the homes of five fellow practitioners. We lost our precious Falun Gong books and truth-clarification materials. The six of us were taken to a police station, where the police interrogated us for two days and a night. We were locked in a cold room without heat for one night. Three of us were detained for over a month and the rest of us were sent to a brainwashing center. The police attempted to extort 10,000 yuan from us, but we refused. They didn't even leave my granddaughter alone. The police brought her in twice for interrogation. The police were really wicked!

In order to make us renounce Falun Gong, the local authorities sent over senior officials to talk to us. The leader of these officials asked me, "Do you think Falun Gong is good?" "It's great," I replied. Then I started to clarify the truth to him. The day after he left, we were released. We resumed our mission to clarify the truth to save sentient beings. Fellow practitioners and I once drove to a village about 77 miles away to distribute truth-clarification materials.

The police are still persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners continue to be arrested and even persecuted to death. Many people are victims of the Chinese Communist Party's lies and hate propaganda against Falun Gong. Hence, we practitioners must step forward to explain the truth about Falun Gong everywhere. We must do the Three Things well and follow Teacher until the end of the Fa-rectification!

Please kindly point out anything inappropriate in my understanding.