(Minghui.org) Although I am not a Dafa practitioner, Master Li has saved my life twice. Today I am telling my story to express my profuse gratitude and to let people know of Master Li Hongzhi's great compassion.

I am a woman nearly 80 years old and live in a village. Of my eight children, I love the youngest girl the most. She is the most sensible and obedient and an intellectual. She started practicing Falun Gong not long after she began working in the city. When she came home, she told me that Falun Gong was good, and I agreed.

In 1999, the wicked regime prohibited people from practicing Falun Gong and arrested practitioners everywhere. I was afraid all of the time that she might appeal in Beijing and get arrested and tortured because I knew how vicious the wicked Party was.

My past with the Party

I had gone though those experiences myself, because I was marked as a big landowner and punished. Our family properties were confiscated and the graves of our ancestors were excavated. She did not listen to my advice and insisted on practicing Falun Gong. I couldn't do anything but worry. This uneasiness led me to insomnia. I often threatened her with severing our relationship or told her that I would kill myself. I even verbally abused Dafa and Master Li, but her response and explanation always left me speechless. Although I knew that what I was doing was wrong, I could not help it, because I was afraid of losing her.

Two surgeries for cancer

I tried to stop her from practicing between 2000 and 2002. Being a filial daughter, she often wept secretly. She felt badly for making me worry over her safety because she wouldn't give up cultivating Dafa. I became ill from so much worry. At that time, I was 65 and had two surgeries within 45 days. A month after my first surgery to remove thyroid cancer, a lump was found in my left breast. The doctor suspected that the cancer might have already spread. Two weeks later, I had a mastectomy. During my hospital stay, she took a long leave of absence from work to stay with me. During that period, she constantly explained the meaning of Dafa and why so many people practice it. She also told me the truth about the staged Tiananmen Square self-immolation. Gradually, I was less hostile toward Dafa. I started reciting, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Of course, I did not recite them as sincerely as my daughter did.

I start to understand

After this illness, I could finally see clearly. Of my eight children, this youngest daughter, who worried me the most, treated me the best. This daughter never lost her temper. She patiently fed me and cleaned me. The other children always excused themselves, because they were too busy and only occasionally came to see me. Other patients that shared my room said that I was lucky to have one good child. Nowadays in society, it is hard to find a good child. But my daughter said, “Mom, I might have acted the same as other people in society and I might have prioritized my time differently if I did not practice Falun Gong. You raised me, but Master Li has purified my heart and let me understand the truth and the meaning of life.” Worrying that more firmly following the principles might lead her to be arrested and tortured, I did not speak out to thank Master Li for teaching her to be so good. But in my heart, I did appreciate him.

Supporting Dafa

People say that cancer will not come back if it does not relapse in three to five years. Five years passed and no new disease was found. During that period, my youngest daughter had me listen twice to Master's lecture given in Jinan City. However, I would immediately fall asleep every time I started to listen. I helped her distribute a lot of booklets containing truth-clarification information. When she brought home those informational materials, I would not let her distribute them at night because I feared that the dogs in the village might bite her. Instead, I distributed them for her. My daughter told me later that I had accumulated a lot of virtue for doing this.

I experience the power of Dafa

The sixth year after the surgery, I often felt cold and my back was stiff. I developed chest pain and went to the hospital. The doctor said that it was advanced lung cancer and that there was no cure. I thought that, because I was in my 70s, I might not be able to handle another operation, so I returned home. I wanted to take medicine when it was very painful, but my daughter stopped me, saying that I just needed to recite, "Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." I recited this whenever I had free time and the pain gradually vanished.

I went back to the hospital for another exam six months later, and the shadows on my lung were gone. The doctor was very surprised. He said, “It is miraculous! Many of the younger patients with the same disease have already passed away. How did you cure yourself? I have been a doctor for many years, and I have never made a mistake diagnosing a patient.” I responded, “Falun Gong did it, because I have recited, 'Falun Dafa is good.'” All of the doctors were shocked.

From that moment on I have appreciated Master Li from the bottom of my heart. I realized that Falun Gong is truly a sublime moral discipline and that it can save lives. My youngest daughter told me later that she had seen in another dimension that I had caused the deaths of five people in two separate events during my previous life, and those whom I had wronged had come to collect repayment for the debts I owed. Since I had done good deeds for Dafa, Master Li resolved the grievances for me, so they left me alone.

Today, I am healthy. Unlike most 80-year-old women, I can cook my own meals and wash my own clothes. Most people guess my age incorrectly and think that I am around 70.

The reason I am telling my story today is because I want people to know not to believe the communist regime's lies. Do not be intimidated and commit wrongdoings against Dafa and Master Li. Doing so will encourage the wicked Party.

I appreciate Master Li and Dafa for saving my life! Please forgive me for any sin I committed because of my ignorance.