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Korea’s “Ice Bucket Problem” Pioneer Lastly Raises Sufficient Funds For First ALS Hospital

He’s a former YG Leisure artist!

South Korea is on its technique to getting its first specialised hospital to deal with ALS, and Korean hip-hop artist Sean has performed an enormous position in it.

Sean | DongA Ilbo

Sean, a member of the YG Leisure duo Jinusean, is a music business veteran, having debuted within the 90s. However for the previous decade, his focus has been constructing the primary ALS hospital in Korea, which is lastly changing into a actuality.

Jinusean’s Sean (left) and Jinu (proper)

In 2009, Sean first met former basketball participant Park Seung Il, who suffers from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Collectively, the 2 established the Seungil Hope Basis in 2011 and began their efforts to construct the primary specialised hospital for the illness in South Korea.

Sean with Park Seung Gil (proper) | SBS

ALS is a uncommon and terminal nervous system illness (additionally referred to as Lou Gehrig’s illness) that breaks down nerve cells within the mind and spinal twine. It results in the weakening of muscle tissue, which impacts the bodily perform of sufferers. The rationale behind this dysfunction is unknown, and so is any treatment. The very best hope for these affected by it’s specialised therapy.

Sean is especially recognized for reviving the “Ice Bucket Problem” in Korea to lift cash for this purpose, and yearly, Korea’s largest celebrities take part in it to advertise consciousness and lift funds. Sean himself donated ₩550 million KRW (about $424,000 USD) to the trigger.

Other than the “Ice Bucket Problem,” Sean has led numerous different charitable campaigns to lift funds for this undertaking, and the accrued efforts of the previous 14 years have lastly paid off. On December 13, he and Park Seung Il attended the groundbreaking ceremony of South Korea’s first-ever ALS hospital in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi province. The development is slated to be accomplished in December of 2024.

| MBC Information
| Chosun Ilbo

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