[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] My Only Real Crime Was Believing in the CCP
(Minghui.org) I am a retired elementary school teacher, and my husband is a high school principal. My husband and I believed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) lies after the persecution of Falun Gong started on July 20, 1999.
We reported our son to the local police for practicing Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa), and we turned in all the Falun Gong materials in our home to the police.
The day our son was arrested, the local police chief went to his place of employment and took him away. They tried to make him write a guarantee statement saying that he would not go to Beijing to appeal and would no longer practice Falun Gong. When my son refused, he was sent to a forced labor camp for two years.
We went to the police station and told the chief that both my husband and I were loyal CCP members. We said that we firmly believed in the CCP and would do whatever we were told. We explained that, because we trusted the Party, we reported our son to the police. Then we asked why they had sent our son to a labor camp.
Embarrassed, the chief told us that he had not expected our son to be sent to a forced labor camp. “Your son refused to write the guarantee statement and would probably go to Beijing to appeal,” he said. “Thousands upon thousands of Falun Gong practitioners are going to Beijing to appeal, and I had to tell my superiors about your son's refusal. The 610 Office deals with this kind of situation.”
So we went to the 610 Office, but the staff there was very rude. “This is what happens if a person doesn’t write the guarantee statement,” one staff member said.
We also wrote several letters to the mayor, but never got a response.
Our Lives Become Difficult
When our son was arrested, my husband and I were nearly 70 years old. We went to the labor camp many times, but they would not allow us to see him because he refused to give up practicing Falun Gong. We were only allowed to mail him money or things like clothing.
Those were hard times for us, and it still pains us to think about them now. We waited every day for our son to come home. Two long years passed, and his release date finally came. However, instead of releasing him, the labor camp sent him to a brainwashing center.
The CCP's brainwashing centers are actually prisons, and the people sent there are locked up. There are absolutely no visits. When we finally saw him, our once handsome and healthy son was skin and bones. I could barely recognize him.
My husband and I had our only child when we were in our 40s. My son was a lovely boy and always had excellent grades in school. After he graduated from college, he worked as a manager. We were always very proud of him. After he was released from the brainwashing center, he lost his job. He used to be lively and outgoing, but now he was silent.
My husband and I were now old, frail, and ill. After this ordeal, our health rapidly declined. When I went for a physical in 2004, I was diagnosed with lymphoma, and I had to take several drugs every day. By the end of 2006, I could barely speak. The doctor said the cancer was advanced. I was terrified but knew I had to talk to my son about my impending death.
When my son looked at me, it was the first time I had seen him with tears in his eyes as a man. That night he gave me a Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party DVD. "Mom, you were a teacher,” he said. “Please look at this, and you should be able to tell right from wrong. If you can separate yourself from the atheistic communist party, gods will take care of you.”
He also gave me a beautiful card that said, “Sincerely saying ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ can bring good fortune.”
Looking at my son, I had all kinds of mixed feelings. All these years, he never complained about our not understanding his practicing Falun Gong. He just always dutifully took care of us when we were hospitalized, and our neighbors and my colleagues all said that he took better care of us than a daughter.
With all these feelings in mind, I listened to him. From the bottom of my heart I read, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good."
Seeing the CCP's Evil Nature
My husband and I started watching the Nine Commentaries the next day. I usually felt tired if I watched TV for half-an-hour, but I did not feel tired even if we watched the Nine Commentaries for several hours every day; instead, I felt more energized.
The Nine Commentaries helped me understand the CCP’s evil nature. After I finished watching it, I asked my son to help me withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations, using my real name.
One day, I remembered the small card he gave me. I took it out and with all my heart read the words, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
The Doctor Is Shocked
A miracle happened: As soon as I read those words, the cold feeling in my throat suddenly melted away, and my throat felt a lot better. When I touched my neck, the lump in my throat was smaller. I shouted for my husband and son: My voice was loud and clear!
They were astounded. I was so happy that I wanted to run outside and shout, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!"
I usually went to the hospital every Wednesday to have my drugs refilled and be examined. The day my body was purified happened to be Wednesday, so I went to the hospital as usual. As soon as she saw me, Dr. Wang said that my complexion looked good, and I told her that I was well.
“What?” she said. “You can talk!?” She took an X-ray, looked at the result, then looked at me, and then looked at the film again—the lump was indeed gone. Dr. Wang and the oncologists who had been treating me for the past several years were stunned. Dr. Wang said she had never seen a case where terminal cancer was cured like that.
'Give Me Your Prescription!'
I told her, “I have a miraculous prescription.”
“Tell me!” she begged. I took a deep breath and tried hard to calm down, but the tears kept flowing while I told her what my family had gone through.
Dr. Wang held my hand. “I have heard that Falun Gong has miraculous healing power,” she said, “but I never experienced it myself. Today, seeing what happened to you, I have witnessed Falun Gong’s miraculous power!”
She wrote down the “prescription” on a piece of paper and then carefully put it into her pocket. She said she would tell all her family members and ask them to remember "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!"
No Longer Deceived by the CCP
The police later arrested my son again, this time for distributing software to overcome the Internet blockade. The police came to search our home, but did not find anything because I hid all the Dafa materials in safe places.
I told the people handling my son’s case what had happened to me, and I placed my medical records and X-rays on the table in chronological order. They took photos of my records.
Even though the persecution is still happening, if a once-deceived person like me can be awakened and obtain such a huge reward, how long can this persecution last?
I've written this article in commemoration of May 13, "World Falun Dafa Day."