(Minghui.org) I was once a devastated mother struggling with the sudden loss of her young son, but Falun Gong saved me from despair and gave me hope. Words can’t express my gratitude to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, nor can I find the words to express how fortunate I am.

My fellow villagers were amazed at how Falun Gong turned me into a new person. Even after the persecution of Falun Gong began, the security director in my village still tried his best to protect me.

Suffering from Losing My Son and Poor Health

I have two daughters and one son. Tragically, my son drowned when he was nine years old. My husband couldn't take it and suffered a mental breakdown that affected him for years.

I missed my son, worried about my husband, and had to farm the land, so my health declined within a few years. My yearly income didn't cover the medical bills for my husband and me.

I went to my brother's home in August 1997 and got some medicine on credit, as I didn't have the money to pay up front. My brother said, “You and your husband are ill all the time. I suggest that you practice Falun Gong.”

Practicing Falun Gong

I suffered from many illnesses after losing my son. I had headaches, stomach and liver problems, and arthritis. But all of my illnesses disappeared after two months of practicing Falun Gong. My husband even recovered from his severe depression.

I used to have a bad temper and didn't get along with my husband's family and my neighbors. After practicing Falun Gong, I started doing things according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my daily life. My neighbors said that I had changed into a different person.

Security Director Takes Initiative to Protect Me

Just when I was enjoying the benefits of my practice, in July 1999 former dictator Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong. All state-controlled media then started their non-stop propaganda to slander and attack Falun Gong.

One day, the head of security in our village came to my home and said, “When I had a meeting in our provincial office, I told them that you stopped practicing Falun Gong.” I knew he said that to protect us, as he knew that I would never quit the practice.

I then asked him, “Why didn't you report us to the local authorities?”

“People who practice Falun Gong are all good people,” he replied. “When the heads of our village go to people's homes to collect the agricultural tax, we get sworn at and don't even dare to go into their homes. But you've always paid the full amount, never a penny less,” he added.