ROGERS, Minn. -- When Shane Killian started doing karate in a community ed program when he was 8 years old, his life changed.
Shane was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He teamed up with the Make a Wish Foundation, and eventually decided he wanted to become a black belt in karate.
The road has been long and the work incredibly challenging, but the cancer is in remission and under the instruction of Master T.J. Ramacher at the Professional Karate Studios in Rogers, Shane will receive his black belt this weekend at a special ceremony.
Along with the new status, Shane has been teaching some also. He tried to take Perk under his wing but the effort appears futile.
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