(Minghui.org) My story starts in the winter of 1975. That was a very difficult time in my life.

I was an electrician working in a coal mine. One cold morning, when I got home after a night shift, I saw my wife sitting on the bed, holding our two-year-old daughter. She looked panicked.

I took a look and saw that my daughter's eyes and mouth had turned black. I asked my wife why she had not taken the child to a hospital. She cried out and said, “We don't have any money!”

I pushed my wife aside, wrapped my daughter in a quilt, and ran to a hospital without stopping. The hospital was about a mile away.

“Your daughter has acute cerebral meningitis,” the doctor told me. “Had you come in 20 minutes later, she would have died. She needs to be hospitalized.” I was soaked in sweat and completely exhausted.

Saving Grace

I started to run a business with my wife in 1987. We earned money, but could not save any. All our money was spent for treating the rheumatic heart disease I developed after my daughter's illness. I searched around for treatments, but nothing worked.

One day in 1997, one of my friends told me, “Falun Gong can cure illnesses and keep one fit. You should give it a try.” I had been poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party's atheistic indoctrination. However, having been tormented by illnesses for years, I decided to give it a try.

I obtained the book Zhuan Falun from my friend. I read the entire book several times in the first month. I felt better and better. One day, I told my wife that it seemed like I had not had any heart problems for a long time.

“Is this not a good thing?” my wife asked. “You're reading the book, aren't you?” Yes! I was reading the book! I was very excited. I also wanted to practice the exercises, so I searched for a practice site.

One of my friends took me to the home of a practitioner. I told the practitioner about my desire to learn the exercises. “I only read the book, but do not know how to practice the exercises,” I said. “I beg you to teach me.”

“No need to beg,” she said. “If you want to learn them, I will teach you.” I asked how much money I needed to pay. She smiled and said, “We don't take any money. Our Master stipulates that the exercises be taught voluntarily, so we don't take a penny.”

I thought it was too good to be true.

A New Life

We live in a mountainous area, so July and August are good times to pick mushrooms. My wife and I often went up the mountain to pick mushrooms. As I rode my bike, it really felt as if someone was pushing me—just like what Master Li had said in Zhuan Falun.

One day, my wife and I rode up the mountain. A truck driver drove up behind me. “Hey!” he called. “You are so strong! I have to shift gears when I drive up, yet you do not even slow down!” I was happy to hear this. I shouted to him, “It is because I practice Falun Gong!” He nodded and gave thumbs up.

My mother is in her 80s. But when she and my wife noticed my changes, they both also started to cultivate. Soon after, my mother no longer needed a cane when she walked. My wife's illnesses disappeared as well.

No words can fully articulate my thanks to Master. I will follow his requirements and do the three things well.