(Minghui.org) I grew up in a very poor family. My father passed away when I was 7 years old, leaving me, my two brothers, two sisters and mother behind. I had to drop out of school when I was in third grade as our life was so hard.

When I was 18, I suddenly developed a strange illness. I became confused and my head felt swollen. I had migraines and couldn't sleep at night. I went everywhere looking for a cure, but found nothing.

I married at the age of 19 and moved to a neighboring village. I thought that my life would improve because my husband could take care of me. However, my life was just the opposite. My husband drank and smoked, and he mistreated me by constantly beating and cursing me.

Under such conditions, my health became worse. I was on the verge of a mental collapse.

After I gave birth to our first daughter, I thought that my husband would start to treat me better. However, he mistreated me even more. Because of our harsh family situation, my two daughters passed away when they were young. I later adopted a girl, and had a son of my own after that.

My health deteriorated and I was constantly miserable. I was at the brink of death three times. I couldn't eat or drink, my pulse became weak and I found it difficult to move. Though my husband ignored my condition, I managed to live through the tribulations every time.

My mind was so messed up, I could not control my thoughts and almost went insane. My husband became even more resentful of me and drove me out of the house.

At that time, I had many ailments and only survived by picking up garbage. I wandered all over.

The Sought-After Chance

When I reached Beijing, I ran into someone who was also picking garbage. He asked me, “How can you do this work in such poor health?” Out of sympathy, he referred me to one of his relatives who needed someone to take care of his household chores. Since that day, I have not had to walk the streets any more.

The person I began helping was kind-hearted. In fact, he was a Falun Dafa practitioner. He talked to me about the beauty of Dafa, and asked, “Why don't you try to practice? You'll benefit a lot from it.” He showed me how to do the exercises and read the Fa with me.

As such, I began to walk the path of cultivation in August 1997. Teacher has since cleansed my body several times. Dirty stuff came out of my nose quite often, and once I spat out something round and dirty from inside my body.

All of my ailments had disappeared within 15 days. I began to sleep soundly and could walk much faster. People who knew me before could hardly recognize me.

Fa-study, exercising, sending forth righteous thoughts, and telling people about Falun Dafa is my day-to-day life. No matter whether it rains or snows, cold or hot, I do the three things that is required of us, and I have done for more than 10 years. I have the utmost gratitude to Teacher and Dafa for all the good things that have come to me since I took up the practice.