(Clearwisdom.net) I worked in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, for a while in 1998. During that time, I taught an illiterate elderly woman to read. Why did an old woman want to learn how to read, beginning just like a student in primary school? She learned because she wanted to be able to read Zhuan Falun. Let me share her miraculous story of obtaining the Fa.

This old woman was a child bride. She was married when she was only 8 years old. She never went to school, and her husband passed away when she was still very young. She had endured a lot of hardship in her life. When qigong was at its peak of popularity, she learned qigong. Unfortunately, she broke her leg in a car accident and then learned another qigong that could be practiced in bed. She couldn't leave home for an entire year. Afterwards, she suffered serious rectal bleeding and had to walk with the assistance of a cane. On her way home from one of her visits to the hospital, she encountered an old friend who had practiced qigong with her before. Her friend told her, "We do not practice the qigong that we had practiced in the past anymore. We all practice Falun Gong." After finding out that the old woman had a tumor in her bladder and was about to have an operation, the friend said to her, "Master Li Hongzhi will soon come to Guiyang City to give lectures. You'd better sign up quickly. Dafa is quite miraculous. Many people have fully recovered from their health problems after attending Master's lectures. You don't need to have that operation." To her good fortune, the woman attended Master's nine-day classes in Guiyang City in 1993. Before she attended the class, her son urged her to have the operation, but she said, "Let's talk about it later, after I finish attending Master Li's classes."

Nine days later, the woman went to the hospital to be re-examined. She lay on the table, listening to the whispering between the doctors and nurses. A doctor instructed, "Look again! Look again!" It turned out that the doctors couldn't find the tumor in her bladder anymore. They asked her, "What medicine did you take?" She replied, "I didn't take any medicine. I just attended Master Li Hongzhi's Falun Gong classes." The doctor said with emotion, "Congratulations! Your bladder tumor completely disappeared. Enjoy practicing it!"

So the woman started to practice Falun Gong. Because she was illiterate, she could only listen to Master's lectures via tape recorders or go to the local practice site to hear others reading the Fa. She was very worried that she couldn't read and asked help from Master in her heart. Later, I rented the room next to hers and became her neighbor. She said to me, "Master has arranged for you to come to help me study the Fa." As long as I had time, I studied the Fa with her. I wrote down new words on cards for her so that she could put them in her pocket to ask others if she forgot how to read them. She studied very hard. Within just a few months, she could basically read Zhuan Falun. Her fractured leg also recovered. She could get around easily and also sit in the full lotus meditation position.

After July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party began to severely persecute practitioners. I left Guiyang City, but I returned to visit the old woman in 2001. She had never given up practicing. Afterwards, I was imprisoned twice and was illegally detained in prison for five years. I lost contact with the old woman. It was said that she moved away. I often mention her story when I clarify the truth to others. Although I have forgotten her name due to the persecution, I still remember the happy and auspicious time when we sat together to study Zhuan Falun and shared cultivation experiences. I will never forget it.

Prior to practicing Falun Gong, I suffered serious chronic angina for a long time. I didn't dare to speak much. If I spoke more than several sentences, my throat and gums would hurt terribly. Soon after I started practicing Falun Gong, my angina disappeared without any medicine. It is Falun Dafa that gives us happiness and a healthy body and mind. It is Dafa that allowed me to have a joyous and memorable time with that old woman. Under the current reign of terror, I hope that the old woman and I can tell others our personal experiences and boldly say, "Falun Dafa is good!"