(Minghui.org) When I first learned about Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, an ancient mind and body practice, I didn’t get it. My mother and I listened to one of Master’s lectures in 1998 and I read the main book Zhuan Falun. I only knew Falun Dafa taught people to be good.

Compassionate Master offered me a second chance and helped me when I was at the lowest point in my life. He also changed my son’s life. Without Falun Dafa, I wouldn’t have a happy life and happy family. I’d like to share my story and I hope more people will benefit from Falun Dafa.

The Lowest Point of My Life

After my son was born in January 2004, my life started to go downhill.

I couldn’t sit down after I gave birth. The doctor said that I would eventually be fine.

My son kept spitting up milk. I had to burp him for half an hour after each feeding. My sister warned me to pay extra attention at night, because she heard a baby suffocated at night by inhaling spat up milk. I was so scared that I could barely sleep and frequently got up to make sure my son was breathing. I was exhausted and often had colds and fever. I really suffered mentally and physically.

My son did not get better, and his health was never good. When he was two and a half, doctors found a lump under his armpit. They removed it, but the incision did not heal well. I had to go to the hospital every day to get his bandage changed, and my son cried every time. It was heart-breaking.

In addition, he had to take medicine four times a day for a year and a half. To make sure the medicine wouldn’t damage his liver, he had to have a blood test once a month.

When he finally stopped taking the medicine, he was extremely weak. He frequently caught colds and had fevers. Worse, he had allergic asthma. Sometimes he couldn’t breath after he ran a few steps. I had to be very cautious about what he ate: No fish, no shrimp, no eggs, no chocolate, no cookies, no candy, and so on.

Our local hospital was too small to treat my son, so I had to take him to a big hospital for routine check ups. Traveling long distances exhausted us.

I was always in a panic. Whenever my son sniffed or coughed, my heart beat fast, and I was afraid that he’d gotten worse. I had difficulty sleeping. I avoided my friends and family because I didn’t want to talk about my situation.

My husband was busy earning money to pay for our medical bills. He had no energy to take care of my son and I. I worried that there was no cure for my son but I had no one to talk to. I called my husband who was working out of the town and said, “I’m depressed.” He didn’t believe me and said, “Don’t get me angry. We are poor and I can’t afford to pay for something like that.” I called my mother and told her I wanted to die. She didn’t believe me.

I lost hope and understood why people committed suicide. I felt dead inside and didn’t want to take any responsibility or think of my son, my husband, or my parents.

Falun Dafa Saved Me

One night I saw an audiotape marked “Falun Gong.” I’d learned a little bit in 1998 and I knew Falun Gong had amazing healing power. I felt I was offered hope. I began listening to the recording and fell asleep. (At that time I didn’t know doing that was disrespectful to Master.)

When I woke up the next morning, all my fatigue disappeared, I felt refreshed and couldn’t stop smiling. When I told my mother, she was very happy and said, “See how amazing Dafa is. Master cares about you—you should start practicing.”

I listened to the audiotape the next night, and when I woke up in the morning, I couldn’t have felt any better. My brain was clear and my body felt light, as if I was 18 again. I knew that practicing Falun Dafa was the only thing that could help me.

My mother gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun. She told me that I should be respectful when I read it: I should wash my hands first, hold it with both hands, sit up to read it, not skip pages, and so on.

I soon regained my health and started to do the five exercises.

My Family Couldn’t Believe How Much I Changed

I changed so much that my husband could hardly believe it. One day my father brought us spring water in a bucket that weighed over 30 pounds. He called me when he got to our building. I didn’t wait for my husband and hurried down to the first floor. I carried the bucket upstairs to the sixth floor. My husband was stunned.

Another time my father-in-law called me and said, “Thank you for being so nice to me. You treat me better than my own daughter. You are my daughter.” My father-in-law has four children. Once when he was sick, he needed money urgently for an operation. In China, one must pay in full before an operation. When I heard about it I immediately sent him money. I wouldn’t have done this if I hadn’t learned Falun Dafa. I appreciate Master giving me a healthy body, and I appreciate even more that Master taught me why and how to be a good person.

My parents-in-law knew that Falun Dafa changed me. Two years ago when my father-in-law came to visit, as soon as he entered, he asked, “Where is Master Li? I want to see his picture.” My mother-in-law told my husband, “You are so lucky to have such a good wife!” Actually, she didn’t like me before we got married and even tried to persuade her son to break up with me.

The Stone in My Heart Is Completely Removed

My son’s health was a huge stone in my heart for years. After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I understood that diseases are the result of karma accumulated from past lifetimes. Practicing cultivation can eliminate karma, so I decided to have my son learn Dafa with me. He was little then, but every day I had him sit on my lap as I read and he repeated each sentence. We read one paragraph of Zhuan Falun each day.

Soon his health improved dramatically. He no longer had asthma and was not allergic to any foods. He stopped taking medicine. He grew stronger and loved sports.

When my husband came home from working out of the town, he saw that my son and I had stopped taking medication, and he knew that Dafa helped us. He is very supportive of us practicing Dafa, “Just keep practicing. Don’t worry about what the evil Party he said.” Since we are healthy, we no longer have medical bills so our finances improved. We were even able to save money.

My son also helped me eliminate my fear. When he came home from school, he gave me a letter. It was a statement that made parents guarantee their children wouldn’t practice Falun Dafa. I wouldn’t sign it but I worried that my son might be affected. He said, “Mom, don’t worry, I won’t hand it in.” He tore it up. The next morning my husband took my son to school. When the teacher asked for the signed statement, my husband said he would look for it at home, even though he knew the statement had been destroyed. Just like that, it was over and the teacher never mentioned it again.