Generation Grit: Just hearing the words 'KK' made her cry

Keller Chai, 21, went through rounds of chemotherapy after she was diagnosed with leukaemia at six years old. Her life changed when she picked up archery while studying in a polytechnic.
Keller Chai has participated in national archery competitions and regional tournaments like the Asian Games Invitational Tournament, the Kedah Open and the Bangkok Asia Cup.
Keller Chai has participated in national archery competitions and regional tournaments like the Asian Games Invitational Tournament, the Kedah Open and the Bangkok Asia Cup.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Miss Keller Chai, 21, spent a good part of her childhood in the hospital after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Weak and sickly for many years, she decided four years ago she would be weak and sickly no more. The national archer tells The Straits Times of her journey from "the bottom".

SINGAPORE - If anyone had told her younger self that she would one day be a national athlete, Miss Keller Chai would have laughed it off.

The childhood cancer survivor has never taken a physical education class in her life, but the 21-year-old is now a national archer.

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