(Minghui.org) I learned Falun Dafa because I was seriously ill, and I can honestly say that Falun Dafa saved my life. I suffered from a disease called nephrotic syndrome. It is a kidney disorder in which the kidneys are damaged, causing them to leak large amounts of protein from the blood into the urine. Other symptoms include edema, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, back pain, insomnia, and lack of energy. I had to take lots of medication daily. Although the medication helped relieve the symptoms, the disease was not curable.

Taking some medications for extended periods of time is known to be harmful, especially a steroid called prednisone. Its side effects include edema, osteoporosis, and an impaired immune system. An infection anywhere in the body can complicate the illness. Therefore, I was very afraid of being injured or catching colds or fever, and I was always worried, and I was miserable living like that.

The problem with taking prednisone is that it can't be stopped abruptly—the dosage must be slowly reduced. Initially, I was taking six tablets daily. After my symptoms stabilized, the doctor reduced the daily medication by half a pill, and by another half a pill two weeks later. Two months later, it was reduced to four pills per day. I was discharged after spending six months in the hospital. The doctor said, “This type of illness can rarely be cured. You might have to be on medication for the rest of your life. I suggest that you not get married or do any type of hard labor.” I almost fainted after hearing this.

My parents were afraid that my illness would get worse, so they didn't allow me to do any hard work. Actually, there was not much I could do, since I had no energy and couldn't walk very far. My parents were worried about me and I was very depressed. I was only in my twenties and should have been working on my career. I should have been taking care of my parents, but instead, they were taking care of me. At one point, someone gave me an herbal recipe. I was desperate and willing to try anything, so I forced myself to drink two big bowls of herbal medicine every day. It was black, bitter, and smelled bad. There were many foods I couldn't eat, and I was only allowed a small amount of meat to lessen the burden on the kidney. Two years later, I didn't feel any better. I tried to cut down on the prednisone intake by half a pill, but as soon as I did, the protein level in my urine increased. I felt hopeless and had no desire to live. Those were very painful days.

I was very fortunate to have found Falun Dafa in my moment of despair. One autumn evening I went out for a walk and saw several people doing the exercises. They had very nice complexions and were very peaceful. I was drawn to this group and asked them about their practice. They told me they were practicing Falun Dafa and that they could teach me for free.

The next morning I showed up at the practice site. The veteran practitioners were very enthusiastic and patient. I quickly learned the five exercises. I have since practiced the exercises with the group every day, and we usually share our experiences afterward. I feel well, energetic, and in a good mood after the exercises. I had previously learned other qigong practices, but I usually quit after a few days. I was very impressed by Falun Dafa. Two weeks later, a veteran practitioner borrowed a conference room and showed the video of Master Li's lectures in Jinan. It was a nine-day seminar. Those were nine memorable days. I saw Master for the first time on the video. He was compassionate and personable. He expounded on the profound principles of the Fa in simple terms. My spirit was awakened and I learned the true meaning of life. While watching the video, I was excited and felt warm and lighthearted. During the nine days of the lectures, my body felt better and I had no back pain. My appetite was good and I slept well. Falun Dafa is no ordinary practice! I told myself to be steadfast and practice with diligence.

A few days after watching the videos, I discontinued my medications, including the prednisone. At first I was concerned that the symptoms would come back. As the days went by, I felt better and much stronger. I went to the hospital for a check up and the results were normal. My illness was gone! I was so happy that I cried. My parents smiled for the first time in many months. I have since been able to eat anything I want. I was able to do heavy work and even carry a gas tank up stairs without help. A year later I got married and gave birth to a healthy, clever baby girl. My daughter is now in high school and excels academically. I have not taken any medication for more than ten years, and I feel very healthy.

Master often purified my body. I remember that I once had diarrhea for a week. My feces looked like the color of the herbal medicine I used to take. I didn't feel sick, but felt more energetic and comfortable instead. I later ran into my doctor and told him my experience. He thought it was quite unbelievable. Prior to the practice, I had flat warts on my face. It was a type of skin disease and no amount of treatment helped. Six months after I began practicing, I woke up one morning and my face itched. I noticed the flat warts had turned into small blisters. Several days later, the itchiness stopped and the blisters and flat warts had disappeared. Falun Dafa is amazing!

The book Zhuan Falun is a true treasure. The more I read, the more I want to read. I have probably read it several hundred times. Dafa purified my body and taught me to follow the principles of the universe, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and be a good person. It is a virtuous Fa that is beneficial to society. I feel so fortunate! Thank you Master!

Although I have had many miraculous experiences, I can't remember all of them. I'm sharing the most memorable moments to show the wonders of Dafa and the greatness of Master. I advise those who may be predestined to not listen to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda, seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and choose a better future for yourselves.