(Minghui.org) I am a 70-year old supervising engineer. My hearing and eyes are still in perfect condition. I have all my teeth, and my posture is good. I am energetic, my complexion is rosy and bright. After I retired, my previous employer hired me back. I keep up with the younger employees. My manager and coworkers say that I inspire them.

However, I was once a cancer patient, and it is Falun Dafa that gave me my life back.

I had extreme back pain at the start of summer, 2017. Many hospitals gave me the same diagnosis – kidney cancer. It took two weeks to get the diagnosis at a hospital affiliated with Beijing University. I was told to wait for one more month to have surgery. Because of financial challenges and the urgency of the disease, I decided surgery should be performed at a city hospital. 

One day before the surgery, my two children hugged me. They were in tears. They had lost their mother to cancer when they were young children. When I was a young boy, my mother passed away. I have a step mother but my dad too passed away at a relatively young age. 

I thought of my older sister and Dafa. It gave me hope. I told the doctor and my family that I did not want surgery, but decided to visit my sister.

My older sister was well known because Dafa saved her life. She had suffered from many diseases, and relied on medicine for over 20 years. She said it was Dafa that saved her life, and we all believed her. She asked us to practice Falun Dafa with her, but I did not take it seriously then. In my desperation, I finally went to her home to learn Dafa.

I have seven siblings and half-siblings and we all get along. Eight family members were worried about me when they heard my decision, except my older sister.

There is a Chinese saying, “Turn to any doctor one can find when critically ill.” In my case, I chose not to see doctors when I was sick. People around me couldn’t believe it and talked about my decision. My disease disappeared, after two months of studying the Fa, and doing the exercises. The back pain was gone and I could work.

In addition, I benefited in more ways than I ever expected. I eliminated my bad habits of playing mahjong, smoking, and drinking alcohol. I wanted to eliminate my bad habits for many years, but was never able to. However, while I focused on my Fa study and doing the exercises, these bad habits disappeared. I also was able to eliminate my attachment to fighting. I used to argue with others and always persisted in winning the argument. Once I studied the Fa, I became calm and relaxed, following the Dafa standard of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance”. 

This influenced others around me and more people began to practice Falun Dafa.

In the spring of the second year, I returned to work. Everyone said the same thing when they saw me, “Lao Tian, I am amazed. You are inspiring!” They would say that they would follow me to practice Falun Dafa even though the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is against it. Some borrowed Dafa books from me, and others want me to teach them the exercises.

A few years have passed. Whenever I have a spare moment at the construction sites, I study the Fa and do the exercises. Everyone supports me and comments how I look younger than before. I share my experience with others and thank Master for saving me. I hope more people learn that Falun Dafa is good and be blessed by Dafa.