“We Saved 20,000,000 Won and Helped Three Children with Heart Disease and Provided a Chochlear Implant for a Deaf Baby, All in Your Name”

In 2005, Sean of the Korean hip-hop group JinuSean married actress Jung Hye Young. As of 2012, they have had four children, and they have donated much money to celebrate their children’s birthdays. When their newest baby, Hael, celebrated her first birthday in 2012, Sean wrote a letter to her. Here are some excerpts: “To my lovable little Hye Young, Hael~ It’s been a year since you came into this world. How was the year for you? After being so comfortable in Mommy’s stomach, I wonder if you struggled for a year, doing things on your own strength. ^^ Every time you went through something new, Daddy and Mommy were supporting you and really happy. So for a year, we received these happy moments from you as presents. Daddy hopes that you will be like Mommy, becoming a present to other people’s lives. That’s why we had your first birthday party at the Yonsei Severance Hospital. Just like your sister Haeum, and brothers, Harang and Hayul, we saved 20,000,000 won and helped three children with heart disease and provided a chochlear implant for a deaf baby, all in your name. These are friends who will continue in this world with you. I believe that our Hael became a small present for those friends. ^^ Hael, you are the final puzzle piece to complete the family that Daddy’s been dreaming of. Daddy dreamed of having a family of four children. ^^ Thank you, Hael, for coming to our family as a present. Congratulations, Hael, on your first birthday! I love you, Hael, our little Hye Young! When you grow up and someone asks you what [you] grabbed for your doljabi [a Korean tradition in which the child grabs an object that predicts the child’s future], you can tell them, ‘I grabbed my neighbor’s hand!’ From Daddy, who loves our youngest, Hael, so much.”

For More Information: Grace Danbi Hong, “Jinusean’s Sean Celebrates Youngest Daughter’s First Birthday with Good Deed.” EnewsWorld. 3 September 2012 <http://enewsworld.mnet.com/enews/contents.asp?idx=13940>.

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