Actress Lee Yun-ji Joins Voluntary Service in CambodiaFebruary 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm | Posted in Stars | 2 Comments
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Actress Lee Yun-ji has delivered hope to children in Cambodia.
KBS 1TV’s “Love Request” will air on Feb. 21 and 28 and cover the voluntary medical service offered by Korean hospitals at the BWC Children’s Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia, which was built by Lotus World, an arm of an Korean Buddhist organization. Konyang University’s Kim’s Eye Hospital and Korea University Hospital staff members joined the good cause.
A film crew accompanied the doctors, and Lee said, “A daily average of some 300 locals visited the clinic for free medical treatment and operations held from Feb. 8 to 13. On the last day, the volunteers delivered supplies to the most destitute people who couldn’t afford to visit the clinic and treated 500 people in their villages.”
In Cambodia, Lee, with 30 medical staff, helped prepare meals for the 100 children at the center and shed tears and sweat to feed patients who underwent surgery.
The film crew covered one 15 year-old Cambodian girl who lost her eyesight in one eye at the age of 3 and can barely see with the other eye. Lee visited her home only to find out that her condition is too severe to be cured with surgery.
Nine year old “Tina,” born with a cataract, also lost her eyesight in one eye and can barely see with the other eye. The medical team decided to bring Tina to Korea for an operation. Otherwise, she would have lost her sight completely. Lee attended the operation, which took place in Seoul Tuesday.
Source: KBS Global