Practitioner Ms. Gao Demei, 81 years old, lived in Xizhuangtou Village, Linglou Town, Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province. She became very healthy by practicing Falun Dafa. When the persecution began, her family went to validate Dafa and was persecuted by the authorities. In 2000, the perpetrators broke into Ms. Gao's home and abducted her granddaughter. Gao Demei was frightened and deeply distressed to witness her family members being sent to labor camps, detention centers and brainwashing classes. Her health declined by the day and she passed away early in the morning on January 11, 2003.