One year ago, 9-year-old Jillian Chae was in what her grandma called “a funk.”
The young cancer patient from Rochester Hills had lost all her hair. She had a port in her body for chemotherapy. She had no energy.
But then she met a girl named Haley at a charity event who led her to a place that would transform her world: a karate program for kids just like her.
One year later, with a full head of hair and a twinkle in her eye, Jillian stood tall and proud on a karate mat, took in a deep breath, slowly exhaled, then belted out with all her might: “Power! Peace! Purpose!”