On the 13th, Seung-il Hope Foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony for Korea’s first nursing hospital specializing in severe muscular diseases (hereinafter referred to as the Lou Gehrig’s disease nursing hospital) in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.
The hospital will be built with a total project cost of 20.3 billion won, with a total area of 4,995㎡, two basements and four floors, 76 beds, rehabilitation facilities, and an auditorium. It is scheduled to open in December 2024.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Park Seung-il and Sean, co-founders of the Seung-il Hope Foundation, as well as Yongin Mayor Lee Sang-il, Yoo Yoo-dong (People’s Power) and Chung Chun-sook (Democratic Party of Korea).
Also in attendance were CEO Yoon Myung-jin and General Director Lee Won-man of Neople, which provided 2 billion won for the construction.
The Seung-il Hope Foundation is a nonprofit corporation co-chaired by Park Seung-il, a former coach of the Ulsan Mobis in professional basketball, and singer Sean, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2002 and is currently undergoing treatment.
Park Seung-il, who attended the groundbreaking ceremony, said, “I decided to believe in the meaning of the words hope and miracle when I had a dream of building a nursing hospital a long time ago.” “I finally saw hope as a miracle today,” said Park Sung-ja, executive director of the foundation.
Park Seung-il’s former basketball teammates Choi Hee-am, Hyundai Mobis coach Yang Dong-geun, and Hyundai Mobis player Ham Ji-hoon also came to the groundbreaking ceremony to show their support.
The Seung-il Hope Foundation said, “We will carry out various support projects so that both patients and their families can trust and rely on us.” “We hope that we will continue to pay attention to patients and families so that they can live with hope until the day a cure is developed.” 메이저사이트