Friday, May 10, 2013

HABO: Help out 3-year-old Hannah Warren of Seoul get a new trachea

UPDATE (July 10, 2013):
The news today reported that Hannah died following lung complications after a second surgery. I wrote about it here.

ORIGINAL POST (May 10, 2013):
Last week I wrote about Hannah Warren, the three-year-old daughter of an English teacher from Newfoundland and his wife. She has lived her entire life in a Seoul hospital.

It turns out there is an online fundraising site to help them pay for expenses for the miracle operation whereby they made a new trachea out of little Hannah's stem sells. It's raising money until May 31, 2013. (The site also includes pictures of her doting parents.)

So Kushibo says HABO, as in "help a brother out." Or HASO, as the case may be.

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6 comments:

  1. FYI, This family was featured in a documentary on MBC(?) on Monday night. Part two is coming up this Monday.

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    1. That's very cool. It's nice to see English teachers depicted as honest family men (or women).

      Actually, such programs are not terribly uncommon, and it's something that needs to be a part of the calculus when we talk about how English teachers are demonized or whatever.

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    2. True. You never hear of the positive stories that are written about English teachers even thought they are out there.

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  2. Btw, the poor girl seems to be hanging off the edge of a tall building...what's that all about?

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    1. Judging from the reflection that seems to be in the picture, it looks like she's standing in front of a very large window.

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  3. The news today reported that Hannah died following lung complications after a second surgery. I wrote about it here.

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