(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner from Sichuan, China. I was born into a farming family in 1948. My parents were in poor health for many years, and we were impoverished. As the oldest of three daughters, I was forced to drop out of school at age 12 and work on our farm. The years of hard labor and poverty caused me to develop several illnesses at a young age. By the time I was in my twenties, I weighed only 70 pounds.

Settled With Many Illnesses

When I reached a marriageable age, people introduced potential suitors to my family, but ultimately the marriage negotiations fell through because no one wanted an ill wife. I finally met a suitor from a family of six, who were even more impoverished than we were, when I turned 25. However, his health was fairly good. After we were married, my in-laws looked down on me and treated me coldly.

I began to notice swelling in my chest when I was 38, and a doctor told me that there was no cure. As my condition progressed, my body became deformed. My waist became huge and my back hunched. Bony growths appeared along my spine, and they grew larger and larger. My skin and muscles became stiff, and I was always in pain.

One doctor made fun of me when I consulted him, and gave me a prescription for 50 cents worth of medication. Another doctor said that nothing in this world would help me. Undeterred, I sought the opinion of a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. She also told me that my illness was incurable. Only then did I lose all hope.

My health condition continued to worsen. At home, I did not talk about my pain, nor did I dare to cry or vent my frustration. If I did, my family would berate me. Eventually, I considered suicide. I thought of jumping into a river, electrocution, or jumping off a building.

Falun Dafa Brought Relief

When I was at my wits end, an old classmate introduced me to Falun Dafa on June 28, 1998. She told me that Falun Dafa was a high-level practice of the Buddha school, and that practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and be good people. She said that if one truly cultivates, it is very effective in healing illness and keeping fit.

This was my turning point, and I decided to give the cultivation practice a try. I visited my classmate's home. She again told me about Falun Dafa, and said that I should study the books in addition to doing the exercises. I begged her to lend me a book to read. She was reluctant at first, but relented when I said I would borrow it for no more than a few hours. I took home Zhuan Falun, the main book of Dafa. When I turned to the first page, I read “Genuinely Guiding People Toward High Levels.” I was immediately drawn to this line.

I also read the following line by Mr. Li, the founder of Falun Dafa:

“It is impossible for everyone to attain the Tao. Even for those who can continue their cultivation practice, it remains to be seen whether you can succeed and if you are determined to practice cultivation. It is impossible for everyone to become a Buddha.” (Zhuan Falun)

When I read Mr. Li's words, I thought that I would persevere in my cultivation.

My Body Changed on First Read of Dafa Book

Strangely enough, when I read Zhuan Falun, my body started to undergo changes. That night when my classmate came to get her book, I refused to let it go. She had no choice but to obtain another copy of Zhuan Falun for me from someone else. Only then did I return her book.

That night, I read almost 200 pages. The next morning, I felt as if there were many bugs crawling all over my body. When I got up, I found that my sheets were dotted with blood clots that had a foul smell. After that, I started burping and passing gas repeatedly. Different symptoms emerged throughout the day.

A Person Ready to Die Has No Fears

Based on the Fa, I knew that Mr. Li was helping me eliminate karma, and I was not afraid. After all, why would a person who already wanted to die have any fear of such things?

On the fifth day, I went to the practice site. Practitioners saw my appearance and refused to sit with me. Whether I was studying the Fa or doing the exercises, I had to have a piece of cloth around my neck and a cloth in front of me, to be prepared for when I had to vomit. I consciously sat further away from the other practitioners, so I would not disturb them. I read Zhuan Falun for ten hours each day.

Within 15 days, I had become a different person. This strange illness that had tortured me for 15 years took only 15 days to disappear without my spending a single penny or taking a single pill. My energy and mood improved markedly as well. It was truly miraculous.

Most Incurable Illness Cured

I asked the traditional Chinese medicine practitioner what illness I had. She told me that I had marginal lipped bone spurs and inflammatory arthritis. She said I had one of the most incurable illnesses in medicine.

Master Li said, “...with one person practicing, the whole family benefits...” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia”)

When my husband saw that I was cured, he supported my cultivation. The illnesses he had, including thyroid disease, stomach problems, and inflammatory bowel disease, also disappeared after he became supportive of my cultivation.

Master Li rescued me from the jaws of death and saved my broken family. I don't know how to express my gratitude.

My family and I will never forget my miraculous recovery. I feel blessed and honored to be a Dafa disciple.