Ding Shumin, female, born in December 1950, used to be a resident at Yudong Street of Banan District in Chongqing City and work at Chongqing Liuzhen Photography Company. She started to practice Falun Gong in 1999 and became so obsessed with it that she refused to take medical treatment after having breast cancer. She died on May 31, 2008, at the age of 57.
Ding Shumin fell prey to Falun Gong in 1999 followering Li Wenxiu, a practitioner residing in the same district. She believed that to practice Falun Gong would help to build up and improve physical health, to "go up to a higher level", and to "achieve consummation". As a result, she became a practitioner.
Since 2007, Ding had been sick and felt breast pain. Then she learned from the "scriptures" of Falun Gong that "when your body shows the symptoms of illness karma, it's disease for ordinary people and they need to go to hospital; as for practitioners, it's the process of eliminating karma." She believed that "Master" Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa were eliminating her karma and the rotating "Wheel of Fa" was rooting out her illness karma to reward her practicing. As a result, she stuck to the principles of not going to hospital, not seeing doctor, no needle, and no medicine.
Ding tolerated the pains and kept practicing at home. She would sit cross-legged and read scriptures. But what she got in turn by devoting to practicing were increasingly thin body and unbearable pains. In the end, she couldn't bear it any longer, let alone practicing Falun Gong. When her family finally sent her to hospital for a body check, she was almost unconscious.
The medical examination showed that she had terminal breast cancer.
On May 31, 2008, having suffered great pains caused by breast cancer, Ding Shumin died of metastatic-related multiple organ failure at the age of 57.