(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa in 2012. Since then, I have become a kinder and healthier person who has let go of selfishness. 

When I was eight years old, my parents divorced because my father had an affair. My mother gave up her parental rights, so I had to live with my father and his new wife. It was emotionally hard for me during the 11 years that I lived with them. 

I was a timid and obedient child, but as I got older, my behavior declined. In 2005, my mom began to practice Falun Dafa. Out of concern, I decided to check out the practice and read the main text, Zhuan Falun. I felt reassured after I finished reading the book. Doing so also laid a foundation for me to begin practicing in the future.

Although I wasn't a Dafa practitioner, I would shout “Falun Dafa is good!” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” whenever I ran into dangerous situations in my dreams.

When I was going through a difficult time in 2012, I remembered Dafa. Subconsciously, I knew only Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) could save me. 

When I told my mother that I wanted to practice Falun Dafa, she immediately asked a practitioner to find me a copy of Zhuan Falun. At that time, I only read the book on the weekends and listened to Master’s lectures during the week on my way to and from work.

Soon after I began practicing, my heart felt lighter and I grew more confident about the future.

Then, in early 2016, I experienced strong thought karma that was hard to suppress. I felt that it was a life-and-death test and that only Master could help me. I decided to read the Fa more intensively. 

At the time, my mother and I lived in her company’s dormitory. The guards reported her to the manager because she told them about Dafa and the persecution. The manager talked to me and said that as long as she didn’t talk to people about the practice, we could continue to live there. I told her that we could not promise that, so we moved out as soon as we found another place.

The illness karma I experienced at that time improved after intensive Fa-study on the weekends, but it worsened during the week. Given my condition, I felt it was impossible to continue working, so I resigned.

The pain in my left foot intensified during my last three days of work. It took me more than 30 minutes to walk home on the last day, when it usually took 10 minutes.

Eventually the skin on my right foot tore open and became infected. It developed a crust and oozed fluid that smelled. As I rinsed my foot one day, I realized the inside of the crust had festered. I removed the crust and saw that there was a big hole in my right foot. I could see flesh and a tendon. Soon after, my right foot and lower leg became swollen, my left foot felt heavy, and I felt weak. 

My father came to see me after I told him about my condition. He said that I had developed septicemia and would lose my leg if I didn’t go to the hospital. I firmly told him that I wouldn’t go to the hospital; he didn't try to force me.

My right leg was so swollen that I couldn’t put it up into the full-lotus position or even stand to do the first four exercises. Yet despite the pain, I forced myself to sit in the full-lotus position for the meditation.

As a result, the wound miraculously shrank, and the exposed tendon was covered with flesh a week later. My left foot gradually stopped hurting.

During the entire time I was eliminating symptoms of illness karma, I did the exercises and studied three chapters of Zhuan Falun every day. I also went out with another practitioner to clarify the facts about Dafa to people every morning.

I later increased the regularity of my exercises to twice a day. The wound on my foot became smaller and the swelling in my leg finally went away after nine months of diligently studying the Fa and doing the exercises.

When the wound was healing, many tendons began to regenerate. Only then did I realize that the tendons in my foot had all torn. Yet, I still managed to walk. Master was safeguarding me and purifying my body.

My skin is now soft and delicate, and my health has improved significantly. 

I am truly grateful for Master’s saving grace, my mother’s help, and to other practitioners. I'm especially grateful to the practitioner who I went out with to clarify the truth. She was patient and often encouraged me even though I walked very slowly.

Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!