(Minghui.org) Prior to practicing Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa), I suffered from severe health issues that brought me to the brink of death.
After I began practicing Falun Gong, all of my illnesses were cured, and I was given a healthy and wonderful life.
When I was five, a bout of tuberculosis left me with a persistent cough and a frail body. Minor colds would cause me to become bedridden, and I was on a constant regime of oral medications and injections.
Because our family relied on my father’s meager income as a farmer, we had to live frugally in order to pay for my medical treatments.
Despite searching far and wide, and spending much of our financial resources on various treatments, nothing cured my illness. As I matured, my health continued to worsen.
Still, I continued to consume large quantities of medication that did not work. Even worse, I suffered from medication side effects such as heart palpitations, trembling, nausea, vomiting, and severe stomach pain.
Because of my illness, I was unable to work in the fields, and I brought much hardship to my husband and his family. My husband was forced to stay home to farm the land and was unable to look for a job in the city.
Our financial situation was further strained because I required constant treatment from the local doctor. Whatever my husband earned from the autumn harvest was used to pay my medical fees, with the little remainder used to sustain our impoverished family.
I cried frequently, lamenting my miserable life and the suffering I had brought to my family. At one point, I even considered committing suicide. However, thoughts of my young son and daughter trying to cope with the loss of their mother held me back and encouraged me to soldier on.
In 1997 my condition took a turn for the worse. Too weak to get out of bed, I had to be helped up by my husband just to eat.
In a last ditch effort, doctors prescribed a variety of both Western and Chinese medicine – all to no avail.
My precarious condition cast a pall of misery and anxiety over our family: My elderly mother-in-law fell ill, my husband cried constantly in secret, and my children would gaze at me with tears in their eyes.
Among the relatives who came to visit me was my great uncle. Sympathetic to our predicament, he quickly asked his wife, who was living in another city, to return home and teach me how to practice Falun Gong.
Soon after, my great aunt came bearing Falun Gong books and audio materials. As she sat by my side, we listened to Master Li Hongzhi's recorded lectures.
Although I was barely able to move, my great aunt told me to try to do as much of the exercise movements as I could. After just two or three minutes, I was sweating profusely.
My Aunt told me not to worry, as this was a sign that my body was being purified. She added, “I’m sure your illness will soon be cured. Falun Gong has such amazing powers that even cancer patients have been cured.”
True to her words, I spent the third night vomiting for over an hour, spitting out large quantities of bitter fluid. On the fourth day, I started urinating constantly, and by the seventh day, the unnatural swelling all over by body had subsided. I started to feel stronger.
After only three weeks of practicing Falun Gong, I began taking over the housework and accompanying my husband to work in the fields. My husband exclaimed to all he met, “Falun Gong saved my wife!”
Word of my recovery spread throughout the village, and people were amazed at the power of Falun Gong. Villagers continuously visited our home to learn the practice; within a few months, dozens of people within my village became Falun Gong practitioners.
Having witnessed the power of Falun Gong, and the benefits that came from cultivation, my husband was in full support of my practice.
During the 1999 persecution of Falun Gong, I was illegally detained after traveling to Beijing to lodge an appeal. Some Chinese Communist Party (CCP) personnel sought out my husband. They asked him, “Is Falun Gong really that good?”
“Falun Gong is indeed very good,” he said. “My wife's incurable illness was cured by Falun Gong.”
During this period of time, my attempts at clearing the malicious slander against Falun Gong and Master Li Hongzhi made me a target of persecution.
For safety reasons, I was forced to leave my home and go into hiding. Unable to find me, the police became furious and arrested my husband instead.
They brought him to the police station and demanded to know where I was, as well the location of other Dafa practitioners. The police threatened him with an electric baton. Still, he firmly replied, “I do not know.”
When the police found me, they illegally detained me for over five years. During this time, my husband shouldered all our household duties, without complaint.
He single-handedly brought up our son, all while tending to the farm and our pigs. With help from family, friends, and fellow villagers, he renovated our home and built a courtyard around our house in order to welcome me home.
I was touched by his love and support for Falun Gong.
Because of my husband's unwavering belief in the goodness of Falun Gong, he has walked away from multiple life-threatening situations without a scratch.
Once, while driving a cart filled with corn stalks through a traffic crossing, a speeding truck barreled by and just missed colliding with him by inches. The truck driver broke into a cold sweat and exclaimed to my husband, “We were really lucky.”
On another occasion, while driving our donkey cart, our donkey bolted, causing the cart to overturn. Although my husband was flung a distance away, he suffered no injuries.
After my release from prison, I resumed my duties of tending to the farm while my husband ventured to another town in search of work. He eventually found work as a basic laborer, and within one month of starting his new job, he was promoted to supervisor because of his hard work and kind attitude.
Then, only one year later, the company boss promoted my husband again.
My husband’s unit achieves consistently high production efficiency, and has one of the most profitable units in the municipality. As such, he has received much praise from his superiors.
It is hard to believe that my uneducated, inexperienced, 60-year-old husband could achieve this much success so late in life. I believe this achievement came from his unwavering support of Falun Gong and belief in the goodness of Falun Dafa.
Our son is now happily married, and we recently welcomed the birth of our grandson. Our family understands the goodness of Falun Dafa, and my son and his wife have quit the CCP.
While my husband and son are away working in another town, I tend to our farm. Our family of five wants for nothing and we live a happy and enjoyable life.
I am grateful to Falun Gong for granting me health, a new life, and a warm and happy home.
I sincerely hope everyone can understand the truth about Falun Gong, recognize the lies being spread by the CCP, and lend their support to this righteous practice.