(Minghui.org) Five years ago, my grandson was diagnosed with severe thalassemia, a rare blood disease, when he was four years old.

My grandson's condition was so serious that it was no longer medically manageable – the only solution was for him to get a bone marrow transplant in Beijing, an operation costing over 600,000 yuan in total.

I was imprisoned for practicing Falun Gong when he was diagnosed. When I was released, he was close to five years old. At that time, his belly bulged out and he had difficulty walking. His face was pale and his lips were purple. His spleen became necrotic and had to be removed.

He had to go to the hospital every day for a blood transfusion. Since our family couldn't afford the bone marrow transplant, this was all we could do to keep him alive.

I brought him over to my home and had him listen to the tapes of Master Li's lectures every day. I also taught him to recite "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good".

Because of his fragile condition, the big hospitals refused to accept him for his spleen removal operation. Eventually, he was accepted by a young doctor in a small hospital. Throughout the operation, he did not complain and remained very calm.

I knew that only Dafa could save him.

My grandson believed in Dafa. He persisted in reciting "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" every day.

He is almost nine years old now and in good health. He is about to begin third grade. He is very playful and bursting with energy.

He also knows that Falun Dafa and Master saved him from his fatal illness. He firmly believes in Dafa. Nowadays, he recites "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" every night before he goes to bed.