Born 12 weeks premature, Kimie weighed a mere 2 pounds, 14 ounces at birth, and spent the first 65 days of life in a neonatal intensive care unit. She was treated for a hole in her heart, bleeding in her brain, and cerebral palsy. She also had multiple eye surgeries and is legally blind in her right eye.

Before Kimie was to start kindergarten, a blood test revealed she had leukemia. After two years of treatment, her illness remains in remission today. She has some advice for kids with health challenges.

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