Editors note: This article was selected from the Clearwisdom collection for "May 13, World Falun Dafa Day"

Wei Zhonghua, 52, is my co-worker, who has been a member of my workshop group for over a decade. We have also been neighbors for 15 years and have known each other for 30 years.

After I began practicing Falun Gong in 1996, I once tried to convince him to begin practicing, too. However, he questioned me loudly in the street, "Isn't Falun Gong against the Communist Party?" I told him, "Falun Gong is not against any political party or any religion. Falun Gong only teaches people to be peaceful and good, so they can achieve good health." He then said, "If you are not against the Communist Party, then I am not going to join you. If you are against the Communist Party, I will join you immediately." I had nothing more to say, so I smiled and let him go.

In 2001, his voice became hoarse and he was diagnosed with throat cancer. He had a surgery in June and three quarters of his vocal cords were removed. The doctor told him, "You have to use the tube inserted in your throat for the rest of your life, and you will no longer be able to speak." After going through several chemotherapy sessions, he became emaciated, just skin and bones.

I often went to visit him with a fellow practitioner from my company and gave him Falun Dafa books and truth clarification materials. He was very willing to accept them. He now believes in the existence of higher beings and also knows that Falun Dafa is good. He hung up many banners saying "Falun Dafa Is Good" in his home.

On one occasion eight months after the surgery, he coughed and spit out what looked like a piece of bone with a thread in it. He took it to the doctor. The doctor was shocked. It was a piece of cartilage taken from his rib and had been sewn in place to serve as part of his trachea.

The doctor did a thorough internal examination and couldn't believe what he saw. The trachea wall was healed and the throat tube could be removed. Eight months after it was inserted, the tube was removed.

More miracles happened. The wound in his throat was healed the day after the tube was removed, and Wei Zhonghua was able to speak again. In addition, he quickly found a job doing welding. It is rare that a cancer patient could ever do this kind of job. These amazing things all happened in a short period of time.

I often tell his story, and one day a middle-aged woman said to me, "I remembered your story in my heart. A few days ago, I had a very bad ache in my shoulder due to bursitis. It lasted three days and nights. No medicine or injection worked. At night, I lay in bed and remembered the story you told me. I asked for help from Teacher Li to stop the pain. After I woke up, the pain was gone. I want to thank Teacher Li! And I also want to thank you!"

May 4, 2010