If the accident did not happen five years ago, the 13-year-old Qiqi would be a normal young man now. However, his right hand cannot work normally. To help him on the path to recovery, Qiqi's mother keeps practicing Taiji with him.
It rained in the morning; the ground was a little bit slippery, so they changed their practicing time. In the afternoon, Qiqi and his mother came to Shike Park, hand in hand, to practice Taiji under the guidance of their teacher Ms. Jiang.
After the accident, Qiqi's left brain got damaged. He cannot straighten the right hand and cannot walk freely with the right leg. "He cannot take care of himself," his mother said. A doctor told them that practicing Taiji might help.
Qiqi's mother had no interest in Taiji before. However, in order to help her son, she turned to Ms. Jiang to learn Taiji.
Qiqi was eight years old at that time. It was not easy for an eight-year-old boy to focus his attention on practice. Therefore, Qiqi's mother began to learn Taiji together with him in her spare time. Since then, people can always find a young mother practicing Taiji with a child every day.
After the warm-up exercises, Qiqi's face will be covered with sweat. It's difficult for him to do the exercises, as his right hand cannot straighten.
Qiqi's mother and the teacher help him stretch his legs. Despite the difficulty, Qiqi makes it.
Taiji needs the ability to maintain balance and coordinate different parts of the body.
Five years' Taiji practice does improve Qiqi's physical conditions.
After a few minutes' practice, Qiqi's clothes became wet from sweating. Sometimes, this 13-year-old boy will speak to his mother like a baby, "Shall we stop today? I'm tired." His mother will encourage him not to give up and practice together with him.
Qiqi said sometimes he really did not want to practice. However, he could bear to live up to his mother's consideration, and will continue.
For the five years' Taiji practice, Qiqi's mother has gained good training in Taiji. She has participated in many Taiji competitions. "As long as it is good for him, I will keep on practicing Taiji with him," she said firmly.
"I suddenly got a feeling that my son had grown up when I saw him in the new school uniform that morning", Qiqi's mother said.