(Minghui.org) My husband and I work in Sanhe City, Hebei Province. In September 1999, we spent 12 yuan ($1.50 USD at the time) to buy a copy of the book Zhuan Falun. Since then, our lives have completely changed.

My Family Faces Disaster

On December 2, 1998, my husband had a severe stroke, which turned him into a vegetable. He could not chew or swallow. I had to feed him with liquid food. He couldn't go to the bathroom, and I had to watch him at all hours, day and night.

The whole situation left me extremely stressed, and I developed edema and gastritis. My two children attended school, so nobody could help me during the day. I was on the brink of collapse.

My husband and I are blue-collar workers. Our combined monthly income was about 700 yuan. After my husband's stroke, he could no longer work, and we were really tight on money. We had already spend 10,000 yuan on his treatments, as his workplace covered only 3,000 yuan. He had to take many kinds of medications. Every four days, he went through one box of pills, which cost 125 yuan, one third of his monthly salary. We also had to pay for the schooling of our two children.

A Reversal in Fortune

When I was so depressed, a friend of mine told me, “I'm worried about you guys. Nobody can help you now. There is only one hope—practice Falun Gong. It will change your life. Just read the book Zhuan Falun as much as you can every day. Also, read it to your husband; your situation will improve.”

I followed her suggestion and spent 12 yuan on a copy of Zhuan Falun.

I read the book aloud to my husband whenever I had time to spare. Miracles began to happen. Since my husband was basically a vegetable, he couldn't move one bit. However, one day, he was able to cry. Then, he was able to move his fingers, then his arms, and then his legs.

Twenty days later, he was fully conscious and able to talk, sit up, and even walk around slowly. Witnessing this miracle, my children also started reading the book. Laughter returned to my family.

The friend who introduced Falun Gong to me came to see me and asked about my diseases. I didn't realize that my edema and gastritis were gone until she asked. Our lives had been renewed by Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Gong and the author of Zhuan Falun).

I Cannot Betray My Conscience

After the persecution began in 1999, TV stations kept broadcasting lies about Falun Gong. I said to my husband, “Falun Gong saved our whole family, I have to go to Beijing and tell the government and the public that Falun Gong is good.” He supported my idea.

Before I left, I told my daughter, “Don't be sad if I am arrested. Take care of your father. I cannot betray my heart. Falun Gong saved us. I need to speak up for Master Li and Falun Gong. I want the whole world to hear my voice—Falun Gong is good, and restore the reputation of Master Li.”

I got on a train to Beijing on December 12, 1999. However, I was stopped by a policeman when the train passed by Qiqihar City. I knew that it would be impossible for me to go to Beijing this time. So, after the policemen took me off the train, I shouted, “Falun Gong is good! Restore Master Li's reputation! Falun Gong is righteous!”

I told the policemen how Falun Gong saved my husband. Now, TV stations are slandering Master Li. Since I benefitted from practicing Falun Gong, I had the right to speak up for him.

I told the police officers how we spent more than 10,000 yuan to take care of my husband when he had the stroke, but he remained a vegetable. Yet, a 12-yuan book renewed his life. “Isn't it a miracle? I have a conscience. Shouldn't I go to Beijing to speak up for Falun Gong? How can you stop me from being a good person? Did I break any laws?” I asked them.

Li Shusen, a policeman from the A'ermu City police department, yelled at me, “Jiang Zemin doesn't allow it, so you shouldn't practice it!” (Jiang Zemin was the head of the Chinese Communist Party at the time and ordered the campaign to eradicate Falun Gong.) They locked me up. I shouted, “You broke my arms.” Li Shusen slapped me and ordered a policewoman to squeeze my arms and to stomp on my feet.

A policeman started to curse at Master Li. I said to him in all due seriousness, “You can yell at me, but you cannot curse my Master. If you do it again, I will curse you.” Back then, I was a new practitioner, so I didn't understand the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and didn't know that cursing people is wrong.

They took me on a train back to my hometown and jailed me in a local detention center. I was detained there for 109 days and released in April 2000.

In the detention center, I was made to do forced labor, including scraping ice off railroad tracks and sweeping the floors. I was also forced to watch propaganda videos attacking Falun Gong.

The detention center demanded that my family pay 20 yuan for my meals every day. The meals were mainly two steamed buns and simple noodles. If my family didn't pay, they would not release me. In the end, we had to pay 2,018 yuan.

During this period, my husband went to the detention center and police department several times, telling the policemen the miracles he experienced. “I used to be a vegetable. Now, I can walk and talk. I can even come here to ask you to release my wife! Isn't this a miracle? How can we not appreciate Falun Gong and Master Li?”

After I was released, the local police station assigned officer Wang Yaolin to watch me. I said to him, “You don't want to do this. I am a good person, and my rights are protected by the Constitution. You are the one who is breaking the law.” I also told him how Falun Gong had saved our family.

“My husband had a severe stroke and had a lot of internal bleeding in his brain. Reading Falun Gong books healed him. Everybody has witnessed this miracle. Don't you think you're committing bad deeds? Aren't you worried that you'll meet with retribution? Ask your own conscience!”

After leaving my home, Wang Yaolin had a minor car accident on the way back to the police station. He called me and said, “I really met with retribution!” He never came to my home or harassed me again.