(Minghui.org) Ms. Xin is a new Falun Gong practitioner in my area whose story has become well-known by the locals. Her life took many twists and turns before she found the practice.

Ms. Xin and her husband were both laid off from state-owned enterprises. To make ends meet and pay for her son's tuition, Ms. Xin took a job as a caretaker, looking after an elderly man.

The job was laborious and Ms. Xin's health noticeably declined. As time went on, she ate less and less and often vomited. She lost a lot of weight within a short period of time.

When the elderly man's son, a doctor, was visiting, he gave her a brief consultation and checked her pulse. Learning that Ms. Xin's parents had both died of cancer, he urged her to visit his hospital for a checkup. Ms. Xin said that she had no money to cover it, so the doctor helped her and arranged for an examination.

The diagnosis was advanced esophageal cancer. The doctor advised her to immediately start medical treatment, otherwise she wouldn't be able to make it past six months.

However, Ms. Xin didn't have the money, so she returned to work the next day.

The old man's son tried to help her by giving her some inexpensive Chinese medicine and some chemotherapy. She was in such bad shape that the old man had to send her home.

Desperate to make money to pay for treatment, she found another job helping an elderly woman. One day the woman had a visitor and Ms. Xin overheard them talking about Falun Gong. Ms. Xin was immediately interested, though she was hesitant to ask about it at first. Eventually Ms. Xin asked the woman about it and she agreed to introduce her to her friend, Ms. Cha.

Ms. Cha showed Ms. Xin a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main Falun Gong book. Ms. Xin was eager to read it, but Ms. Cha had only one copy.

Ms. Cha offered to let her stop by and read the book at her place every day. Soon, Ms. Xin started visiting Ms. Cha each day to read Zhuan Falun, bit by bit.

Not long after this, the elderly man's son visited her and found her in a much better condition. He arranged another checkup for her. The doctor found out that the cancer cells were gone! He asked her what folk remedy she had used.

“I didn't take anything other than a few dozen Chinese medicine packs,” Ms. Xin replied. “But I also read Falun Gong books and pamphlets! The book is so good. It gave me such a sense of peace, both physically and mentally, as I read it.”

The doctor was astonished, but could not deny the results. The elderly man's son was also shocked. Ms. Xin's story spread throughout the hospital in no time.

Ms. Xin later returned to the hospital to tell the doctors about how Falun Gong had given her a second chance at life and how the Chinese regime brutally persecutes Falun Gong. The elderly man's son also introduced Falun Gong to his patients and friends.