(Minghui.org) I am a new Falun Dafa practitioner. But in a way I am a veteran practitioner, too. In May 1998, my aunt told me about Falun Dafa, and I practiced until the persecution started in July 1999.

I was really afraid, so I quit practicing and hid the books. Although I knew that Falun Dafa was beneficial, I didn't have the courage to practice.

Fifteen years flew by.

In April 2014, disaster struck. I had severe pain in my uterus and non-stop bleeding. Three exams confirmed that I had cervical cancer.

My world collapsed. I have two kids: My son is in high school, and my daughter is only 6. I could not leave them without a mother. My husband was beside himself with worry.

In desperation, I recalled Master Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa. I started to repeat, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” My sister-in-law also encouraged me to say these words. She said that only Master Li could save me.

On April 8, 2014, I had surgery to have my uterus removed. After a month in the hospital, I decided to go home and resume practicing Falun Dafa. I was not fully recovered from the surgery and was still catheterized. Two rounds of chemotherapy had made me lose all my hair.

When I got home, my aunt came to see me. She has been severely persecuted for practicing Falun Dafa and was imprisoned twice. She said, “You must come back to Dafa. It is a precious practice, and not everybody is lucky enough to practice it.”

We had a long conversation, and I made up my mind that I would return to Dafa and become a diligent Falun Dafa practitioner.

On August 17, 2014, I started to do the exercises. I also found my copy of Zhuan Falun, which I had hid after the persecution started. I read the book many times and did the exercises every day. My aunt helped me to do the movements accurately. I also found Master Li Hongzhi's recent lectures and read them all.

Great changes started to occur after I began to practice again. Before, I could not eat; after, I had a good appetite. My hair grew out. Compared to three other cervical cancer patients who had shared my hospital room, I recovered very quickly.

My husband wanted to confirm that I was well, so he took me a large hospital in the provincial capital. The doctors told us that I was cancer-free.

It was Master Li Hongzhi, who saved me and renewed my life. I started to tell all my friends and relatives how Falun Dafa had helped me. I want everyone to know what Falun Dafa really is, and I wanted to help to restore Falun Dafa's reputation.

I also gave out Falun Dafa materials and helped some of my friends, who had quit practicing a long time ago due to the persecution, return to Dafa.

In my daily life, I follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. When I encounter conflicts, I always try to look inward for my own problems.

In the past I was not very nice to my mother-in-law, because she did not want to help take care of our kids. After practicing Falun Dafa, I changed my attitude towards her. Now we get along very well.

Falun Dafa changed me for the better, and that has positively impacted my entire family. Everyone in my family, including my parents-in-law, started to practice with me every day. They also try to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in whatever they say and do.

My son was a troublemaker at school. His teacher called him “difficult,” meaning he was hard to deal with. He often made me angry and made me cry, but I didn't know how to change him.

After he started to practice Falun Dafa, he became a different person. Now he treats people nicely and gets along well with his classmates. He started to focus on his schoolwork. His teachers were amazed. One of them told me that the “difficult" boy is no longer hard to deal with.

I sincerely thank Master Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa. I will practice diligently and let more people know about the beauty of Dafa. This is the only way I can repay Master Li and Dafa.