(Minghui.org) My name is Xiao Juan and I’m 42 years old. When I was 18, a wound appeared on my thigh that couldn’t be cured even though I sought treatment from various doctors. Afterward it developed into osteomyelitis. When my femur fractured and had to be fixed by a plate, I was left with a wound the size of an egg. I went to many doctors for treatment over the past 23 years. But no matter what kind of medicine they had me take, nothing had any effect. I lived in pain every day.

My condition worsened in the winter of 2010. I developed serious muscular dystrophy in my leg and I was unable to walk. My husband had to carry me to the restroom every day. I was in despair, had reached the lowest point in my life emotionally, and didn’t want to live anymore. I shared this with my mom, my husband and his father, asking them to be psychologically prepared for me to leave.

I thought my life was finished, and that I had spoken my last words to the family. But I was still greatly worried about my son who was just seven years old. I asked him, “Can you go on without me?” He immediately burst into tears and clung to me, crying, “No, I want you mom. You cannot die!” His grieving and crying pierced my heart. But at the same time I felt so helpless. I often wondered, “Who can save me? Who can help my family?”

During this time, when I was in utter despair and felt I had no one to turn to, two Falun Gong practitioners came to my house to sell goods that winter. When they saw that I couldn’t get out of bed, they asked about my condition. During the conversation, they suggested that I try practicing Falun Gong and told me that many people had benefited from the practice. I shook my head with a wry smile, as I didn’t believe it at all. On one hand, I had already given up on my osteomyelitis ever being cured since it failed to respond to any medical treatment by numerous doctors and medicine for years. On the other hand, I had been deceived and brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) propaganda. I dismissed their suggestion and continued sobbing to them over my misfortune.

When I talked about my son, the one practitioner’s eyes became moist with tears. She said that we really had a predestined relationship. She shared her story and told me her miraculous experience of practicing Falun Gong, which moved and amazed me. Before she began practicing, her situation was very similar to mine. She was diagnosed with an incurable disease, “bone necrosis.” Her family even sold their house to pay for her treatment but nothing could heal the disease. She was paralyzed and had to stay in bed. Her husband divorced her and sent her back to her parents. She was cornered and felt unable to bear the pain anymore. She intended to end her misery by drinking poison, but she could not bring herself to leave her seven-year-old daughter. Although we never met before and didn’t know each other, I could feel her sincerity, as nobody could describe the pain and helplessness of this type of situation unless you've personally experienced it.

After she shared her story I trusted her. She understood me so well and our situations were really the same. Watching her walking around normally, without a trace of the condition she previously suffered from, I began to see hope again. The practitioners also told me that the "Self Immolation" on Tiananmen Square broadcast on TV was actually staged by the communist regime to demonize Falun Gong in people’s minds. Falun Gong teaches people to be good and sets the strict requirement that practitioners cannot kill lives. So how could a practitioner immolate himself? The regime’s propaganda broadcast on TV is absolutely a lie. Realizing that my illness was incurable by other methods, and that the practitioners had no reason to lie to me and they didn’t ask me for any money, I decided to give it a try. I said I wanted to learn Falun Gong. The practitioners said they would come back the next day to teach me the exercises and bring me the book Zhuan Falun. Before they left, they told me that Falun Gong is the Buddha Fa, and that I should firm my resolve to practice no matter who tried to stop me.

My husband returned home in the evening. As soon as he heard I wanted to practice Falun Gong, he became very upset and yelled at me, saying that it was forbidden by the authorities and I would be arrested for doing so. He emphasized that my illness had been incurable for more than 20 years and didn’t believe Falun Gong would heal it. I had been well prepared for his reaction, as the practitioners had warned me before they left. Whatever my husband said, I just insisted that I would practice Falun Gong. His father came to calm him down and said, “Since no doctor can heal her illness, let her try to practice Falun Gong. It's free of charge. I asked those practitioners to stay for a meal and tried to give them transportation fare, but they politely turned me down. They obviously don’t expect anything in return.” My husband listened to his dad and stopped objecting.

The following day it was snowing heavily. I kept looking out the window, wondering if the practitioners would still come in such weather, as after all, we didn’t know each other and they lived so far away. I was very anxious and looked forward to seeing them.

They did come and brought one more practitioner. It happened that my mom had come to visit me that day. She was also deceived by the CCP’s propaganda and didn’t believe that my illness would be healed by practicing cultivation. She asked the practitioners, “My daughter’s disease cannot be cured by various major hospitals. Would Falun Gong work for her? If Falun Gong can really heal her illness, I will follow you guys and start to practice as well.” The practitioners smiled understandingly. They then taught me the fifth set of the exercises (the sitting meditation) because I was unable to stand up at that point.

I was slow, but very carefully watched them. The three practitioners showed me the movements one by one. Their patience and compassion deeply touched me, and helped me become determined to practice Falun Gong. In the end, they told me that Master would help me eliminate karma. They said that I might have various reactions, but no matter how painful it was, I should not be afraid. The pain would peak; but as long as I persevered I could pull through. They asked me to read Zhuan Falun frequently and told me my illness would be cured for sure. They also left me some other Falun Gong books, and told me that they would be back in a few days.

I then began earnestly studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. A miracle indeed occurred. With each day, I kept getting better and better. On the third day, the pain disappeared from my legs. I was able to get out of bed and walk on my own. The egg-size wound on my thigh shrunk to the size of a dime. The practitioners visited me on the fourth day. I was very happy and walked in a circle in front of them, saying, “Falun Gong is so extraordinary! Everything you said is true! I’m eager to practice Falun Gong now. Everything the CCP said about Falun Gong is a lie! I was lied to and deceived by the CCP’s propaganda before. I wish I had met you earlier so I didn’t have to suffer so much these years. Such a wonderful practice does not come along in one thousand years or ten thousand years. I will definitely cherish this opportunity!”

I continued studying the Fa and doing the exercises. After a month and a half, I fully recovered and was able to do housework. My mom, my husband and his father all witnessed my miraculous recovery. They have completely changed their opinions about Falun Gong and no longer believe the CCP’s slander against Falun Gong. They are thoroughly convinced that Falun Gong is good.

The people in my village all knew how I had suffered from my illness for years. They were shocked to see me suddenly recovered, and asked my mom what had caused my miraculous cure. The question was asked while my mom was shopping at a grocery store. There were many people there. She answered, “It is Falun Gong that cured my daughter’s illness.” Many people didn’t believe her because of the CCP’s slander and laughed at her. My mom then told them in great detail how she had witnessed my miraculous change by practicing Falun Gong. She said, “My daughter would have died if she didn’t practice Falun Gong. She had already prepared poison and was about to leave her miserable life. It is Falun Gong that saved her life.” After listening to my story the villagers were eventually convinced. One villager said, “You really are a brave and kind mother. The communist regime persecutes Falun Gong so harshly but you dare to speak the truth.” My mom replied, “I'm only telling you what happened and telling you what I personally witnessed. Everyone will be convinced for sure. Without taking a single pill, my daughter fully recovered by practicing Falun Gong. And now she can do all kinds of housework.”

I sincerely thank our revered Master. It is because of Master that I've come this far. Master took me out of the abyss of misery and gave a new life. There are no words to express my gratitude to Master.

I also want to thank the practitioners who helped me. You introduced Falun Gong to me and I was so fortunate to obtain such a great Fa! Let’s strive forward and be diligent on our path of cultivation. I hope that everyone will have an opportunity to learn Falun Gong and have a healthy and bright future!