(Minghui.org) I am 65 years old. All my savings—more than 100,000 yuan—was spent on medication and therapies because I'd had a stroke and suffered from other ailments. My health continued to deteriorate, making it difficult to walk. I needed a cane to walk. In addition, I had problems eating and my thoughts were confused. Life seemed pointless.

The turning point came one day when I met a Falun Dafa practitioner!

He told me what Falun Dafa is and how its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance have benefited practitioners and society in general.

“The reason the communist party suppresses Falun Dafa and persecutes practitioners in China is because the Party is rooted in violence and lies,” he said. “When he saw how popular Falun Dafa was, former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin decided to ban the practice out of his own jealousy.”

What he said shocked me and made me rethink the things I had learned about Falun Dafa in the government-controlled news media. I realized that it was all false propaganda. I came to understand that Falun Dafa is good – it gives us hope. It is the Party that is evil.

I read the copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party that the practitioner gave me. I learned that the Party is indeed vicious and recognized why it is important for us to quit the regime. I did so and told my friends to do the same.

For example, around Chinese New Year 2016, more than 30 people agreed to quit the Party after I helped them learn the truth. One of them, a police officer, was moved to tears after reading the book. He promised me he would treat practitioners well in the future.

One time, five or six friends came to visit me. I took out some booklets about Falun Dafa and several copies of Nine Commentaries. Instead of giving each one a copy for them to read, I explained to them how innocent practitioners had suffered simply for refusing to give up their beliefs. I told them about the organ harvesting atrocities that practitioners are subjected to.

My friends were enraged and discussed how their families had become victims during the Party’s sixty-year history of various political campaigns. In the end, everyone of them agreed to separate themselves from the communist party.

Although I have not practiced Falun Dafa for long, my health has improved dramatically and I no longer need a cane to walk.

I know my cultivation journey has just begun. There are many places I need to improve, and I aim to do so as I continue on my path of cultivation.