(Minghui.org) Having practiced Falun Dafa for the past 20 years, I have enjoyed great health, a radiant smile, and a glowing complexion. My relatives nicknamed me “the Good Fairy” because I have the wish to help others. I can never thank Master Li enough for all that he has done for me.

A Childhood of Hardship

I was born in 1959. When I was 6, my father was labeled a “counter-revolutionary” by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He was incarcerated and subjected to the “water dungeon torture” for three years just because he had a brother who lived in Taiwan.

I have many siblings, and my grandparents lived with us, too. My mother was the only breadwinner in our household and had to support all of us. We were so poor that I had to go to the market every day to look for discarded produce and scraps for us to eat.

By the time I was 9, my father had lost most of the use of his legs as a result of the water dungeon torture. The government did not want to keep him anymore, so he was released. My mother had to quit her job so she could take care of him. She took all of us back to the countryside, where we lived for the next 11 years. As a farmer, I had to do a lot of hard labor every day.

By the time I was grown, all that privation and hard work had left me with rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and other gastrointestinal diseases. I continued to get worse and was eventually diagnosed with lung cancer. My future did not look good.

But within three months after I started practicing Falun Dafa, my ailments had disappeared. I became completely healthy and optimistic.

My son has also benefited from practicing Falun Dafa. When he was in junior high school, he was riding his bicycle one night on his way to his night class at school, when he was hit by a motorcycle. He was sent flying, and his bike was reduced to a twisted heap. Amazingly, he was unhurt. He told me that when he was tossed into the air, he knew that Master would protect him.

Suffering Brutal Persecution

I have been taken into custody and my home has been ransacked five times since the persecution of Falun Dafa began in July1999. I have also been held in a brainwashing center and spent two years in a forced labor camp.

During my incarceration, my parents and family were denied visits many times even though they had traveled from other cities. The guards in the labor camp singled me out as “chief of the counter-revolutionaries.” My father was in such anguish over my treatment in detention that he died.

My son was also persecuted for my belief. He was not allowed to go to military school or become a civil servant because I practice Falun Dafa. Although he was not a practitioner, it is a CCP policy that, if someone practices Falun Dafa, everyone else in the family will be implicated.

I was sent to Nanchang Women’s Forced Labor Camp on March 25, 2000. Everyone was forced to submit to a physical exam before they were admitted. They discovered that I had lung cancer and refused to admit me. I was released on April 11 because they were afraid I might die in the detention center. Before they released me they demanded 4,000 yuan for “medical bail” from my parents and more than 200 yuan for living expenses and 250 yuan for the exam.

The doctor who examined me said that I had only three months to live because of the cancer. My limbs were paralyzed, and I was in excruciating pain all the time. The doctor said that all he could do was give me medication for the pain.

At the hospital it was confirmed that I was going to die, but my family was still planning to take me to Shanghai for treatment. I told them that I would get better if I could just practice Falun Dafa. Once I was in their care, I did the exercises twice a day and read Zhuan Falun. After only two weeks of consistent practice and Fa study, I was completely healthy and full of energy. Master saved me again.

Witnessing the Power of Dafa

I eventually had to leave home to get a job. While I was working in an orchard one day, four wolfhounds came running up to attack me from behind. As soon as I turned around, my body emitted a stream of golden rays at the dogs. They rolled on the ground and then fled.

Other workers saw the rays and asked how it was possible. I told them that, because I practiced Falun Dafa, divine beings were looking after me. I told them about Falun Dafa, and they realized that the persecution was wrong.

Dafa Helped an Entire Family

Once I hired an old man with his flatbed cart to help me move. I talked to him about Falun Dafa. He believed what I told him about it and about the persecution and withdrew from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

When I saw him later, he told me that his son had broken his lumbar vertebra in a car accident and could no longer drive or work in the fields. The family had spent all their savings on doctors and hospital fees trying to help him, but to no avail. Finally his father suggested that he withdraw from the CCP and repeat “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” The son took his advice, and his back healed. Now he can drive and work in the fields again.

Despite being in his 70s, the old man has a lot of energy. He doesn’t need a heavy jacket to keep him warm in winter, and he walks with a spring in his step.

His wife only went to school for two years. She had many ailments and could not work in the fields. I gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun, and she has been reading it every day. Her health improved, and she can now work. The man said to me, “Falun Dafa is truly wonderful. It has benefited my whole family.”

Thank you, Master Li Hongzhi!