(Minghui.org) I'm 79 years old, and ever since I started practicing Falun Gong in 1996, I haven't gotten sick or taken any medications. I used to have a hunchback that kept me stooped over at an angle of 90 degrees. I used to suffer many other ailments as well, such as arthritis and gastroenteritis. I could sleep for only half an hour at a time. One of my neighbors said that if I hadn't begun practicing Falun Gong, I would have died a long time ago.

I have fallen quite often since I began practicing, but my health actually improved each time I fell. I have fallen more than thirty times. The worst fall was off a ladder at home, and I lost consciousness. When I came to, I couldn't move and lost bladder control. A fellow practitioner happened to visit me that evening and was shocked to discover my condition. I was extremely weak but had strong determination. I told her, “No problem. Master is cleansing my body.” The fellow practitioner fixed a simple dinner for me. I felt a little better after supper and told her that she could leave. I washed myself and my clothes. While hanging my clothes, I was surprised to see that my crooked back had straightened. No words could describe my gratitude. Things like this happened again and again. My diseases gradually disappeared as my body was readjusted and purified in this unique manner.

I have never gone to school and didn't know how to read. I started learning how to read in my Fa study group. I can read the book Zhuan Falun now. It may sound unbelievable to other people, that an illiterate elderly woman can read a book of that length and complexity. The more I study the Fa, the more I enjoy reading it, and the more I believe in Buddhas and Dafa.

I had never been able to cross my legs before. Now, I can meditate with both legs crossed for two to three hours and still feel comfortable. I used to have bad temper. Now, I follow the teachings in Zhuan Falun and don't fight back. I get along very well with my family and neighbors.

I know from the bottom of my heart that Falun Dafa is great. However, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes Falun Dafa. I openly tell people that I practice Falun Gong and how wonderful it is. I'm not afraid of the persecution. I put on my suit on chilly winter days and distribute truth-clarification brochures on the street in high spirits. I tell curious passersby, “Hello! I'm in my seventies. I used to wear a thick coat in the winter. Now, I'm so healthy that I don't feel that cold. It's all because I practice Falun Gong.” My truth-clarification efforts worked out very well.

I went to Beijing many times to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. A policeman asked me once, “How many times have you come?” I told him that it was my second time. He got really angry and kicked me hard, nearly knocking me down. Afterward, I discovered that the chronic pain I'd had for years was now gone.

I was thrown into prison for three years because of my repeated appeals. One time, my fellow practitioners and I shouted, “Falun Dafa is great! Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance are great!” A few guards ran over and demanded, “Who shouted?” I said, “I did.” A guard struck my head so hard, that it became severely swollen. However, the dizziness which had been bothering me since I was a child, was completely gone afterwards. Master must have used this situation to further purify my body once again.

Master has done so much for me over these years. I have always wanted to write something to express my gratitude, and can finally do so today. Thank you, Master! I will follow your instructions and do the three things you ask well!