(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa when I was 6 years old. Grandma told me that when I was little, I did the Dafa exercises with her and even reminded her to send forth righteous thoughts. As I got older and interacted with the negative things in society, those wonderful days of practicing the exercises with my family gradually ended.

I went to live with my mother after I finished Grade 6. My mother didn’t practice Falun Dafa, so I basically lived in an environment with no other practitioners. I did poorly in school. I indulged myself, overeating, drinking and partying every day. I even skipped school to go to karaoke, play cards, and do other things. I was immersed in the big dye vat of society and caught up in these temptations.

Sometimes when my aunt, a Falun Dafa practitioner, came to visit us, we would read the Falun Dafa books and do the exercises together in the evening. My family thought that I did not cultivate diligently and spent little time reading Dafa books because I was just a kid. They still regarded me as a practitioner. In fact, I no longer practiced.

During my second year in college, my mom learned that I had some hard lumps in the right side of my chest. She brought me to a nearby hospital for a checkup. Three tumors were found, and one of them was already 4.8 centimeters (1.89 inches). The doctor suggested an immediate operation. My mother was in a panic and called my family to the hospital. My grandma and my father advised me to read the Falun Dafa teachings and practice the exercises. I resumed practicing, but only to resolve my condition. It did not improve, and I had the operation.

I went to the U.S. to study after I graduated from college. Besides studying, the only thing I did every day was to hang out with my friends and enjoy life. When I went back to China for a visit, I discovered that the tumor was back – in exactly the same location where it had been removed. I was upset but didn’t tell my family. I was afraid to undergo surgery again and didn't want to put my family through that again.

On August 13, I began to truly practice Falun Dafa and cultivate myself. This time, I began to cultivate without any thoughts of getting healed. Every day, I read one lecture in Zhuan Falun. I also did the exercises and read practitioners' cultivation articles. I was never able to meditate for an hour before, but now I could. I also experienced that wonderful feeling while I meditated.

The fourth day after I began doing the exercises, I had a sudden thought: “Touch your right chest.” That big tumor in my right chest had disappeared without a trace! I was shocked! When I realized that it was truly gone, I immediately bowed to Master and repeatedly thanked him for saving me!