(Minghui.org) I was diagnosed with cancer seventeen years ago. Doctors estimated that I would only survive for five years but I am still alive, healthy and completely cured.

I was around sixty-two years old when I began suffering from drastic weight loss, malaise and difficulty swallowing. Tests at a local hospital showed that I had stomach cancer. Knowing how expensive and difficult cancers were to treat, the news was a heavy blow to me and my entire family, especially my wife.

We had no savings, and our family’s finances were tight. Desperate to help, my sisters, brothers, sons and daughters managed to scrape together enough money to send me to one of the best cancer specialists. Surgeons removed a large portion of my upper stomach. Afterwards, one of the doctors told me, “You will probably only live another five years.”

I returned home after being discharged. Although my wife and I had no retirement savings, I received a monthly pension. If not for my ongoing medical expenses, the pension would have sustained us comfortably during our retirement.

I had briefly started learning Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) a year earlier and had some superficial knowledge of the teachings of Mr. Li Hongzhi, its founder. Knowing that Falun Dafa is good, I decided to focus on cultivation practice. I began diligently reading Zhuan Falun at home whenever I had spare time.

I soon came to an understanding that there is no distinction between veteran and new practitioners. Practitioners of Falun Dafa should have no attachments to ordinary human society, illness or living a long life. Although most ordinary people are afraid to die, cultivators are not scared of death. With this understanding, I was determined to cultivate to completion in Falun Dafa.

In addition to reading and understanding Zhuan Falun, I did my best to adhere to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance by improving my moral character. I began participating in our local group Fa study sessions. Fa study remains the cornerstone of my cultivation practice and to date, I have read Zhuan Falun over one thousand times.

My eldest son took me to a renowned medical university for a general checkup in 2016. CT scans showed that my cancer had completely disappeared. My other illnesses, including chronic tuberculosis, pneumonia and incontinence, had faded into remission. The disappearance of my various diseases without conventional medical treatment or chemotherapy stunned the doctors at the hospital. I explained that this miracle had occurred because I practice Falun Dafa. Despite their initial doubts, the overwhelming evidence forced the doctors to admit that Falun Dafa is beneficial.

Through practicing, I have not only obtained a healthy body, but my heart and mind have also changed for the better. Despite my age, I am nimble and my skin glows. I have proudly told my former colleagues, friends and family, “Falun Dafa took my illness away, and I am now completely healthy as a result of the practice!”

This life of mine was saved by Falun Dafa! For that, Falun Dafa and Mr. Li Hongzhi, have earned the gratitude of my entire family! I sincerely hope that more and more people will come to understand that the peaceful practice of Falun Dafa is good and see through the Communist Party’s relentless propaganda campaign to defame Dafa.