(Minghui.org) I was ill my entire life before I began practicing Falun Dafa. As a youngster, I often had stomachaches and my whole body felt weak. No doctor could identify the cause of my illnesses, and no medication worked on me.

When I was in my 40s, I had bone hyperplasia in my spine, which caused severe pain and made it difficult to walk. I had a myocardial infarction that prohibited me from doing physical activities. I couldn’t smell anything because of severe sinusitis. I also had memory loss and couldn’t find my way home when I went out alone.

I was diagnosed with vasculitis in 2005 when I was 50 years old. In less than six months, black and purple bruises appeared on my legs, and my toenails turned black. The doctor told me that there was no cure, and I should go home and rest. I lost confidence and felt hopeless.

I couldn’t fall asleep because of the pain that often caused me to writhe in bed. I believed that only death could free me of pain and thought about jumping into the river or overdosing on sleeping pills. But I couldn’t leave my children.

My Health Improved After Listening to Zhuan Falun

In the same year, my neighbor who practiced Falun Dafa, learned of my situation and tried to persuade me to begin practicing Falun Dafa. She told me how good it was, and that if I practiced with a true heart, I could recover from my illnesses. However, I refused to believe that anything could save me since I had taken medication all my life without any improvement or cure, and I was dying. What could save my life?

She said she would give me Zhuan Falun, and after reading it, I could decide if I wanted to practice or not. I told her that I only attended school for two years and had forgotten how to read. She said that she would read it to me.

She went home and quickly returned with the book. When I saw Master Li Hongzhi's picture (the founder), I immediately thought, “This is exactly what I’ve been looking for!” Tears suddenly rolled down my face; I couldn't understand why I would cry!

I urged her to start reading the book to me. After she read a few pages, there was a glow in the room that lit it up like lightning. Suddenly, I was able to see things very clearly. I hadn't seen well for the last four or five years, as if my eyes were clouded by fog. However, my eyes were bright and my heart felt open. I was so delighted.

From then on, my neighbor came to read Zhuan Falun to me every day, and taught me the five exercises. Miraculous things happened one after another after that. In a few days, the pain in my legs disappeared completely, the bruises disappeared, and my toenails were no longer black. My memory returned and the sinusitis was gone. I could smell again, and my back no longer ached.

My whole body was reborn. I deeply understood that benevolent Master Li gave me a second life. I bowed down to Master's photo with tears in my eyes; I must listen to him and cultivate myself well!

Spreading the Truth About Falun Dafa

To help more people benefit from Falun Dafa as I had, and to stop them from being misled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I went out with fellow practitioners to distribute materials such as the book Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, truth clarification DVDs, pamphlets, and banners. I would tell people my own story and persuade them to quit the CCP. Under Master’s protection, the danger was always abated, and we were safe.

One day I went out with a 79-year-old practitioner to distribute material about the persecution. With each of us riding a tricycle, we went to village after village. After leaving one village, a car suddenly stopped right in front of us. Two men got out yelling at us: “Did you distribute Falun Gong materials? Come with us to the police station!” We refused and said that we hadn't done anything wrong because the things we distributed were to help people. I asked Master in my heart to strengthen my righteous thoughts.

They looked at our tricycles and saw the pamphlets, DVDs, and flyers. I sent out a strong thought: “I am in charge of my things. No one else can take them.” There was a flyer about quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations on the tricycle. They picked it up and read it. I continued sending righteous thoughts.

They told us that they were village governors, and some villager had just reported us. They asked us to leave the village and not come back. They put the flyer back on the tricycle, put the cover back on, and let us go. I am thankful for Master’s benevolent protection.

Last year, when I was putting up a banner about Falun Dafa with a fellow practitioner, we were arrested and taken to the police station. An officer said that we would be sentenced to prison. But our hearts were not moved and I kept on telling them the facts about Falun Dafa. I described the illnesses I had before practicing and said, “If I didn’t practice Falun Dafa, I would have died a long time ago, and you would have missed the opportunity to hear about the goodness of Dafa.

“You can check the facts. My family was poor because we spent so much on treating my illnesses. We couldn’t afford a fan in the summer or coal to keep the house warm in the winter. All our money went for doctors and medication. I was dying, and even the doctor had given up on me. Everyone in my village knows my history. Master Li has never asked for a penny from me, and my illnesses are all gone.

I am healthier now than at any other time in my life. I not only do farm work for my family but also volunteer to do cleaning for my village.” The fellow practitioner also told the officers about her miraculous recovery from late-stage cancer 20 years ago after she began practicing Falun Dafa.

We were detained for nearly two days and continued telling them about Falun Dafa and sending righteous thoughts while asking Master to help. We were released without harm.

One night, I accompanied another practitioner to hang banners on a utility pole. A police car suddenly pulled over and blocked our way. An officer yelled, “What are you doing?” We didn’t reply. The officer looked at the pole but didn’t see anything on it. We kept walking and left. Thanks to Master for protecting us once again.