(Minghui.org) I am 63 years old. I started cultivating Falun Dafa on May 24, 2015. That's a special day for me because it was also my birthday, and the first time I joined a group Fa-study. I decided on that day that I would live my life differently from then on: I would follow the standard of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance; I would find my true nature.

I had had heart problems since I was in my 40s. Before I started practicing Falun Dafa, I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The doctor said the average thickness of heart muscle of a healthy human is 1.5 cm. Mine was 3.8 cm. I was told not to lift anything heavy or do anything physically demanding. I took lots of medicine, but nothing seemed to help. I was on the verge of a mental breakdown.

In the past, I had heard how effective Falun Dafa was in treating illnesses, but I dared not read about it because of the propaganda put out by the Chinese Communist government. 

In early 2015, I saw a former colleague in the market. I knew that he had stomach cancer, and I had not seen him for many years. I asked how he was. He said he had not taken one pill since he started cultivating Falun Dafa over 20 years ago. He was as healthy as he could be.

I started to wonder how it could be that he was still practicing after 20 years. I had practiced some other kinds of qigong before, and I stopped after a couple of years because it didn't do anything for me.

If Falun Dafa was not real, how could the people practicing it be so steadfast despite the persecution? I knew some practitioners were sent to prison, and some were killed. I thought to myself, "If this practice could cure his cancer, it most likely could cure me, too." I decided to give it a try.

I went to see a Falun Dafa practitioner that I knew. I told him that I wanted to practice Falun Dafa. He gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and told me to read it every day. When I read the first lecture, I felt a Falun turning where my heart is. When I read the second lecture, my heart had a sensation of cooling and being very comfortable. I felt my body improve daily. By the time I finished reading the book, I felt much better already.

After a period of studying and practicing Falun Dafa, my whole body felt light. All my illnesses went away. I thank Falun Dafa and Master from the bottom of my heart. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to learn about Falun Dafa.