(Minghui.org) I am 65 years old. It was 21 years ago in May 6, 1996 that I entered into Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) practice. Thinking back to that day, I can’t help but be full of inexpressible gratitude toward Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa.

Riddled with Sicknesses

Before I obtained Dafa, I was riddled with all kinds of diseases. I had frequent allergic symptoms when I was about 10 years old and my whole body would itch unbearably. Then I hurt my tail bone while jumping rope during an exercise class when I was 13. Thus I spent my childhood in pain, of one form or another, from elementary to middle to high school all the way to adulthood.

Then, I came down with severe cerebral neurasthenia and spinal stenosis. My hands and right arm became withered. Doctors diagnosed me with neuritis and forewarned that the condition might eventually lead to amputation.

Toward the end of April 1996, after many fruitless searches, a friend introduced me to a reputable acupuncturist. On May 6, I finally paid her a visit.

She took a look at my arm and said, “Your condition is way too advanced and serious. I can’t do anything for you. But, here, take this book and read it carefully and repeatedly. It will very likely be your only hope.”

She opened a drawer and handed me a book with the words Zhuan Falun on its cover.

As soon as I got home, I began reading Zhuan Falun. I felt inspired as I read and was moved to tears.

Not an hour later, I began to have symptoms of body-purification, as described in the book. I had to go to the bathroom a lot, but each time, I felt better.

Body Purified

I joined the Fa study group in my work unit and studied the Fa every afternoon during my lunch break. I also found an exercise group at a school close by. I would stop by there every day, even though at the beginning, when I did the second exercise, I couldn’t raise my right arm up.

I promised myself I would practice Falun Gong for the rest of my life and never slack off.

One day, about a week after I started practicing Falun Gong, I woke up with my face all swollen.

My husband took one look at me and got so scared that he said to me, “What’s happening to you? Stop your Falun Gong practice.”

I told him, “It’s nothing. I’m okay. It’s just elimination of karma.”

That evening, my whole body was itching so terribly I couldn’t fall asleep, so I got up and walked around. I kept repeating to myself: “"When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it."” (Zhuan Falun)

When I felt tired of walking, I would sit down and study the Fa.

The next morning, my itchiness was gone and my face was not swollen any more.I passed my first karma elimination test.

That evening, every symptom returned just like the evening before, but only much worse.

My husband was alarmed and said, “Take a look at your face in the mirror! Even your nose is swollen and distorted.”

I told him, “I don’t need to look. I’m perfectly fine.”

I spent another long night in great discomfort. But, about 3 o’clock the next morning, the itching stopped and I was able to fall asleep.

When I woke up, I felt like a new person. I passed my second test. From then on, my decades-old allergy disappeared altogether, never to return.

After having witnessed the miracles that happened to me, my husband would go around praising Dafa to relatives, friends, and colleagues.

Survived Being Hit by a Bus

About 3:30 p.m. on April 4, 2011, I was walking on the sidewalk when a bus suddenly drove by at a high speed and knocked me unconscious. When I came to, the driver was wiping blood off me with some tissues. He wanted to take me to the hospital.

I told him, “I’m okay. Don’t worry. I practice Falun Gong. Our Master teaches us to be good people. I won’t get you in trouble, nor will I come after you for money.”

I could feel that my right cheek was swollen. Blood was coming out of my mouth and nose. I couldn’t move my arms. I felt very dizzy. I couldn’t get up.

The driver finally stopped a taxi after the fourth try. The taxi took me to the hospital. Tests revealed my right cheek had sustained four fractures. I spit up half a basin of blood.

My husband and son arrived at the hospital. Because they had received much blessings from Falun Dafa and had been following Dafa’s principles to live their lives, they reacted rationally and compassionately toward the driver and refused to ask for or accept any monetary compensation.

The driver was overwhelmed and grateful. He listened to the facts about Falun Gong. He promptly quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and withdrew from all its affiliated organizations..

With Fa study and exercises, I quickly recovered.

Family Member Helps a Dafa Disciple

I clarified the facts to my younger sister and her family. They had witnessed how Falun Dafa had cured me of all my lifelong illnesses. They all believe in Dafa and respect Dafa’s Master. They had also quit the Party and withdrawn from its affiliated organizations.

One day last year, when I visited them at their house, they said to me, “We have been saving every piece of Dafa material distributed to our house.”

My brother-in-law also told me, “One time in a bus, a young practitioner was giving a Dafa flyer to an elderly passenger who grabbed hold of the young man’s collar and ordered the driver not to stop at the next station, but to drive on to the police station. As we neared the next stop, I yelled to the driver that I needed to get off. When the bus stopped, I held on to the elderly passenger and told the young practitioner to hurry off the bus.”

Tears fell when I learned how he had protected a Dafa disciple.

My Friends Believe in and Support Falun Dafa

In 2005, one of my classmates used his real name to quit the Party and withdraw from all its affiliated organizations. In 2007, he was in a car accident. His car was totaled. The immense pressure to his right leg from the airbag resulted in blood stasis to his pelvis. He was hospitalized.

When my family and I visited him in the hospital, he raised both his hands and said in a loud voice, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”

He told us, “I’m still alive today because Master saved my life!”

During the Chinese New Year in 2008, a friend was driving home with his wife and daughter to join the other family members for the New Year celebration. It was late and dark, and he was not too familiar with the area. He accidentally drove the car into the ditch.

The car was totaled. His wife was fine. His daughter needed a few stitches on her head. He sustained a little injury to his leg.

After they were taken care of in the hospital, they were able to continue their journey and arrived in time for the celebration.

Afterwards, he stopped by and thanked me, “It was the Dafa amulet you gave us last year that saved my whole family from harm. Falun Dafa is truly amazing!”

In my 21 years of cultivation practice, Falun Dafa has tempered me. I understand why I’m in this world. I haven’t been beset by any hardship, difficulty, or adverse environment. I follow closely Master’s arranged path, slowly ridding myself of all attachments, steadily climbing up the ladder to the divine realm, to welcome a future of brightness and glory.