(Minghui.org) I am 70 years old and would like to share the story of how Falun Gong brought me back from the brink of death when I was dying of cancer.

Disabled by Tongue Cancer

I was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 1990. I went to a provincial hospital for surgery and two rounds of chemotherapy, but there was no improvement. I was badly swollen all over my body. Doctors told me such treatments could only keep me alive for three years at most.

My situation became dire in the second half of 1993. My back was hunched over, and I couldn't straighten my legs at the knees, to the point where I was only three and a half feet tall. I couldn't sit up straight or even lift up my hands.

Pain-ridden, I lost the ability to take care of myself. I couldn't eat, sleep, or turn over in bed. It's not an exaggeration to say that I was on my last breath.

Learning Falun Gong

An old friend came to visit me in July 1994. I remember it very clearly. Because I couldn't stand up straight and was very weak, I used a chair to support me and painstakingly inched towards the door.

He brought a book called Falun Gong to me and asked if I would like to take up the practice. I replied without hesitation, “Yes, I will.”

He asked me to read the book first. I could only lie in bed to read it. I became more and more energized as I read. I finished reading the entire book in one sitting.

I started learning the Falun Gong exercises. As I couldn't lift up my hands or bend over, I had to sit in a chair and tried my best to do the movements.

Within only eight days, I could sleep well, stand up, and walk while using the wall as support. I felt refreshed. My wife later drove me to the local group exercise site. Soon I recovered completely and was even able to cook.

In December 1994, my wife, my son and I went to Guangzhou to attend Teacher Li Hongzhi's ten-day lecture series. One day, after I came back to the hotel, one of the employees recognized me and said, “Your back became straight! Falun Gong is really miraculous!”

In addition to tongue cancer, I had many other diseases, such as chronic enteritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and insomnia, which all disappeared after I began practicing Falun Gong.

Teacher gave me a new life. I want to say, “Thank you, Teacher for your compassionate grace.” I want to tell everyone, “Falun Gong is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Come practice Falun Gong!”