A child with a heart defect was able to receive a donor’s heart and go through surgery free of cost thanks to BTS’s Jin. This was made possible through the ‘Heartbeat of all Hearts’ campaign that held an Ideal Celebrity World Cup where Jin won as the final champion.
The patient wrote a handwritten letter to thank Jin and ARMY for giving her a second chance at life.
She reveals that she will work out and attend all doctor visits and become healthy again. “I see my doctor regularly and never forget to take my medicine and exercise even harder. Thanks to you I was able to become healthy again. Thank you so much. I will show you a healthier me next time. “
Read the full letter below:
Dear sponsor: I was able to receive surgery because I suddenly got sick but I had a lot of worries. I didn’t know what my parents were going to do because we aren’t well off. Thankfully, I was able to be sponsored by the Korean Heart Foundation with the help of the social worker who took care of me. I thought lightly about my surgery. But on January 16, I bled too much during surgery which would delay my recovery. I worked out so that I could recover faster, but it was too hard to breathe. When I was finally able to leave the hospital, I was still sick and vomiting. I was scared that I would have to stay at the hospital longer. Fortunately, my doctor allowed me to go home on Lunar New Year. My fever continued even at home but I worked out and took all my medication like I was supposed to so that I didn’t have to go back to the hospital. I see my doctor regularly and never forget to take my medicine and exercise even harder. Thanks to you I was able to become healthy again. Thank you so much. I will show you a healthier me next time. Thank you. My mom helped me write this because I’m not a great writer. Please understand.
The original copies of the letter will be delivered to Jin’s agency by the foundation.
Two patients successfully received heart surgery and were funded in the names of the final male and female winners of the Celebrity Ideal Type World Cup. The child patient (15) who wrote the letter was fully funded in the name of BTS’s Jin.
She is currently recovering after her successful surgery in January.