(Minghui.org) Over 20 years ago, I was paralyzed due to muscular atrophy. I could not stand up. We tried many therapies, but nothing worked. My family had to hire two people to take care of me in shifts. The suffering made death sound better than life.

In 1993, a Falun Gong practitioner introduced me to Falun Gong. I then had the good fortune to attend the Falun Gong nine-day lectures given by Master Li Hongzhi in Hefei, Anhui province, from November 21 to 29, 1993.

At the beginning, I didn't consider cultivating Falun Gong (aka Falun Dafa). All I had in mind was to heal my paralysis. But later, I came to a better understanding of Master Li's lectures. This is a high-level cultivation practice, which offers salvation to people, not something merely for health and fitness. Master Li will purify a person's body only if he or she wants to cultivate and return to his or her true self. And only if this person follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance can he or she be called a cultivator.

So, I developed a sincere wish from the bottom of my heart: I wanted to be genuine Falun Dafa cultivator. At that very moment, I felt a shock in my body, and I burst into tears.

I remember that at one of the lectures, Master Li asked everybody to stand up and to stomp our feet when he asked. Without being aware of this, I stood up too. With Master's instruction, I stomped my left foot, and then my right foot. Just like that, my paralysis was healed.

I was able to stand up, and I was able to move around. I was healed. I cried out excitedly but forgot to say “thank you” to Master Li.

After the lecture that day, everybody left. I realized that the person who carried me there every day didn't come to pick me up, so I walked out of the lecture hall and took a taxi home.

My apartment was on the fourth floor. I knocked on the door. Everybody, including the nurses, was shocked! Everybody cried excitedly. My friends and neighbors were all happy to see that I, who used to be paralyzed, now can walk everywhere. Many people started practicing Falun Gong after witnessing this wondrous event.

Falun Dafa renewed my life. I am deeply grateful to Master Li Hongzhi.