(Minghui.org) It all started in May 2011. After being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, I went through surgery and four sessions of chemotherapy. The side effects of the chemotherapy were agonizing and made me very weak. Although I tried Chinese medicine and all sorts of supplements, nothing helped.

In April 2013, a physical exam showed that the cancer had returned. This news was a heavy blow, and I became deeply depressed and could not sleep. Faced with another round of painful chemotherapy, I was frightened. I kept having nightmares and would wake up in the middle of the night weeping.

Turning Point

When she learned of my situation, my mother came to Beijing to stay with me. One day when I was sitting on the couch thinking about how desperate I felt, she put a book on the table and suggested I take a look at it.

It was Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, which my mother had practiced for more than 20 years. She had told me about Falun Dafa before, but I never took it seriously. Now, since it seemed that my life was about to end, I decided to see what it was all about.

I found Zhuan Falun fascinating. I learned many things I did not know before and many questions I had about life were answered. Impressed by the profound principles, I felt so glad that I had not turned down mother's suggestion this time.

I began to read Master Li's other books. My health improved significantly. Only because the doctor and my husband insisted, I endured the chemotherapy and radiation again, but this time there were hardly any side effects. The doctor was surprised and did not know how to explain it. I knew that, as a practitioner, I did not need those therapies anyway.

My condition continued to improve. Not only had the cancer disappeared, but so had my chronic stomachaches, headaches, neck pain, and insomnia. Every day I felt I had more energy. This amazing feeling of being healthy is something that I had never experienced before!

Another positive change was my outlook on life. By reading the Falun Dafa books, I felt a sense of serenity and peace. The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance also taught me to be a better person.

My Family

When I began to read Zhuan Falun, my husband also began to practice Falun Dafa to encourage me. Soon afterward his urticaria (hives)—something that had bothered him for eight years—disappeared, making him determined to practice.

When he saw my husband and me doing the sitting meditation, our five-year-old son joined us. The three of us now do the exercises together. Even though he's young, our son can sometimes sit with both legs crossed in the full lotus position for half an hour.

Udumbara flowers seen in the last few years

One day I saw more than 30 udumbara flowers on our windowsill. I think it was encouragement for us to diligently cultivate.