(Minghui.org) I am a 75-year-old woman living in Heilongjiang Province. I was desperately ill when I was introduced to Falun Dafa 18 years ago. Practicing Falun Dafa cured my illnesses and gave me a new lease on life.

Diagnosed with a Terminal Illness

I developed emphysema and had a chronic cough. Winters were especially harsh, as the cold air further exacerbated my condition. Unable to lie flat in bed due to severe breathlessness, I was forced to lean against a pile of pillows and sleep sitting upright. My condition only worsened as I got older.

Toward my later years, worrying new symptoms of a condition which caused persistent shortness of breath began to surface. My blood became so thin that clear plasma, instead of blood, would come out if I accidentally cut myself. I began to lose weight and my skin became dry and dark.

My daughter took me to the provincial city hospital, where doctors determined I had late stage liver cirrhosis. The specialist informed us that although there were medicines to treat my condition, my body was already too weak to withstand the harsh chemicals, and I was likely to die before my disease was brought under control. Rather than undergo the treatment, the specialist suggested I return home to live out the rest of my life in comfort.

Full Recovery After Cultivating Falun Dafa

I would take short walks around my home whenever the pain lessened. On one of these walks, I met my neighbor and struck up a conversation with her. On hearing about my condition, my neighbor invited me to learn Falun Dafa. I was highly skeptical, as my condition had worsened since my diagnosis and I was illiterate. Despite my misgivings, my neighbor continued to encourage me to come and listen to them read the Fa. Moved by her sincerity, I agreed.

I began attending their daily Fa study sessions. Each time my body felt increasingly lighter and stronger. After 10 days, I began vomiting a dirty black and red substance. I hid this from my family, fearing that they would forbid me from attending the Fa study sessions. My neighbor later found out about my condition and told me that it was a good development. “Your body is being cleansed,” she said. Within a month, the hard lumps in my liver felt softer and my face and nails regained their rosy hue. Soon after, I started on the path of cultivation practice.

I saw great improvement in my strength and stamina after attending daily Fa study sessions and practicing the exercises. My body was purified many times, until I was free of illness. As news of my amazing recovery spread, impressed villagers began to express interest in cultivating Falun Dafa.

Overcoming a Life-Threatening Tribulation

In 2014, interference due to my attachments took advantage of my shortcomings and caused my old illness to flare up. The resultant severe shortness of breath caused me to fall unconscious. My children quickly admitted me to a hospital for treatment, while my younger sister sought help from fellow practitioners. Fellow practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts to help clear away the interference and encouraged me to believe in Master and the Fa.

I took their advice to heart and requested to be discharged. Once home, I persisted in studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts no matter how uncomfortable I felt. I staunchly declared, “I am a practitioner of Falun Dafa. Your interference prevents me from being a diligent practitioner and goes against the laws of heaven.”

That night I dreamed that my entire body was solidly bound with black tape. Unable to free myself, I desperately begged Master for help. In an instant, the black tape split into pieces. I knew upon waking that Master had once more helped me to overcome a life threatening situation and cleared away the low level spirits and other bad substances.

I have experienced a number of such harrowing experiences. Last year, I began vomiting blood continuously for three days. My strong belief in Falun Dafa helped me to face the situation calmly, and my symptoms disappeared at the end of the three days.

Despite being 75 years of age, I remain sprightly and energetic. I continue to take care of my grandchildren, perform household chores, and work in the fields. Many of my peers suffer from old age related illnesses and disabilities. Some have even passed away. Thanks to Dafa, however, I continue to live a fulfilling and joyful life.