(Minghui.org) I recently began practicing Falun Dafa. For years, I had been deeply influenced by the propaganda and lies spread by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and because of this, I had several misunderstandings about the practice.

My husband and brother, who practice Falun Dafa, kept trying to tell me the facts about the persecution, but I refused to believe them. Several other practitioners also tried to explain how Falun Dafa has benefited them. Not only did I refuse to listen, I cursed at them.

My brother was illegally arrested in December of 2001 for submitting a petition, seeking fair treatment for practitioners, to the Beijing authorities. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.

My Negative Feelings Caused Illness and Misfortune

I soon fell seriously ill. I suffered from gastric bleeding, a persistent cold, migraine headaches, inflammation of the middle ear, sinusitis, oral ulcers, frozen shoulder, and many other illnesses.

To alleviate my suffering, I took large quantities of medications. While others went shopping and relaxed during the holidays, I made trips to the pharmacy for more medicine. None of the hospitals I went to could help me.

My family's health also declined. My mother was diagnosed with severe cirrhosis, and my grandmother developed senile dementia. No matter what I did, my condition worsened until I was barely able to stand. In 2011 my mother passed away, and I was left as the sole caretaker for my two-year-old granddaughter and my grandmother, as the rest of my family had to work.

At this point, my brother tried to help me understand how amazing Falun Dafa is, and that many people had experienced relief from their illnesses. However, I stubbornly refused to listen.

Soon after, my face, feet, eyes and ears became swollen. One neighbor was horrified and told my husband to rush me to the hospital.

I Slowly Accepted the Truth

As soon as I was admitted to a hospital in Guanghan, doctors ordered an emergency blood transfusion because I had a severely hemorrhaging gastric ulcer. When he heard about my condition, my brother rushed from his workplace in a distant town to be by my side. He urged me, “Please stop rejecting what we've tried to tell you--how good Falun Dafa is! Even medical experts and intellectuals say that Falun Dafa is good!”

I agreed to silently recite the phrase “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I immediately felt better.

Because I was not there to take care of her, my grandmother passed away. I asked the hospital to release me. When I returned home, I kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

I Finally Begin Practicing

My brother brought me a copy of Zhuan Falun and asked me to read it. Initially hesitant, I finally opened the book. Unfortunately, I stopped reading at the third lecture.

Three days later, I heard a very loud and clear voice, “Give up your doubts.” I suddenly felt something flowing down my legs. When I woke up, I discovered that the ache in my legs was nearly gone! I realized that Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) had cleansed my body.

As I continued to read Zhuan Falun I realized how truly good Falun Dafa is! I then knew that I had been deceived by Jiang Zemin’s lies (the former Communist Party leader). I am deeply grateful that I was given a chance to practice.

As I read Zhuan Falun, Master cleansed my body three times. I have completely recovered from the illnesses that had plagued me for years!

I wish to tell the world not to listen to the CCP’s lies. My belief in their lies nearly cost me my life. Because of Master Li and Falun Dafa, I am alive today.