(Clearwisdom.net) In 1997, when I was in total despair about my life, I learned Falun Dafa. My health recovered and Dafa saved my life. I cannot fully express my gratitude to Master Li Hongzhi.

I was born weak and had many illnesses. At the age of twelve, I developed rheumatic disease. During relapses, I was short of breath and had other symptoms such as coughing, swelling, lack of appetite, and fatigue. I was hospitalized almost every year. My illness caused a heavy financial burden to my family and my parents were under tremendous stress. I missed school often. At high school graduation, all my classmates were assigned jobs except me, due to my illnesses.

As my illnesses got worse and worse, I had a heart-valve replacement in 1973. The doctor told me after the operation, “From now on and for the rest of your life, you need to take an anti-coagulation pill every day, and you need to come to the hospital for blood tests periodically to adjust the dosage. Otherwise, your life may be at risk.” From then on, I took the pills faithfully.

One day in 1992, I felt ill and fainted at work. When I woke up, the doctor said that my blood pressure was too low to measure and my heart had almost stopped. I felt dizzy, and stayed home from then on. The condition worsened afterward. My heart was enlarged and beat too fast and irregularly, I coughed and was short of breath, my stomach ached, and my liver was enlarged. I was too weak to walk and had insomnia. I took all sorts of medicine including western and herbal medicines but nothing worked. The doctor said it was pretty good that I had lived almost twenty years after my operation. I was depressed knowing that I was going to die. I was most worried that my parents could not take the pain of losing a daughter, and I cried all day long.

When I was near the end of my life, I met a friend who told me, “I had late stage stomach cancer, but after I practiced Falun Gong for half a year, I totally recovered. Why don’t you try it too? You will surely recover.” I borrowed her Zhuan Falun when I left.

After getting home, I could not wait to read the book. I liked it so much that I didn’t want to stop and didn’t want to go to bed. I thought Teacher's lectures were simply marvelous. I always thought that I was born unfortunate. After reading the book, I did not think so anymore. Teacher said in The First Talk of Zhuan Falun,

“If they want to get healed, get rid of adversity, or eliminate their karma, then they’ve got to cultivate and return to their original, true selves. That’s how all the different cultivation ways see it. A person should return to his original, true self—that’s actually the true purpose of being human.”

I thought that I wanted to cultivate in Falun Gong too. Right away, I felt that the tightness in my chest was gone, as though a heavy rock was removed. I took a deep breath.

I began to go to the practice site to study the teachings with the group and do the exercises. Unwittingly, I became energetic and pleasant, and smiles began to appear on my face. In about three months of practicing, I wondered why I still took pills given that my health had recovered, so I stopped all my medication which I had taken for twenty years. It has been thirteen years since I last took an anti-coagulation pill. This is medically unexplainable and is a wonder of Dafa.

In 2000, the company asked me to go back to work and assigned me to work in the toughest factory. The factory was very noisy due to the rumbling machinery; one needs to yell when talking face to face to someone. Considering myself as a practitioner, the tough environment and heavy work load did not deter me. I honestly fulfilled my responsibilities and made sure all the work was done well.

A lady lived upstairs from my unit. She told others, “I believe Falun Gong is good. The practitioner downstairs used to be unable to climb stairs without her mother's help. Since she learned Falun Gong, she is in such good shape that she is able to climb the stairs with amazing speed.” There were people who saw the change in my health after I began cultivating and asked how they could learn Falun Gong.

I want to tell everyone to never believe the lies of the Communist Party. Falun Dafa is the true path, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the eternal truth. If everyone followed Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, everyone would have a high moral standard and good health. How wonderful the world would be!