Make-A-Wish Korea makes their 2,000th wish come true with the help of Younha
On August 9th, Make-A-Wish Korea granted its 2,000th wish.
On June 2nd, the Foundation received an e-mail from a hearing-impaired mother of an 18-year old, who has been bedridden for the past three years due to leukemia. She writes, "My son really likes Younha and his only joy in life seems to be listening to her daily evening radio broadcasts. Would it be possible for him to meet her just once?"
Their wish was made true when her son, Kim Doyoung, met Younha at the Han River Park in Yeouido on August 9th at 6PM KST.
Kim Doyoung's other wish is to attend college, and therefore has been spending 4 to 5 hours a day preparing for the entrance exam.
Originally created in the U.S. in 1980, South Korea became the 26th member of the foundation after being set up in 2002. Since then, wishes have been made true. For example, a girl with cancer, whose dream was to become a diplomat, was able to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon, and a high school science buff with leukemia was flown to the Microsoft headquarters to meet Bill Gates.
Source: Chosun Ilbo (1)