USA Today:Cute kids are kicking cancer with karate move

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!”

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