>For those who know or remember, Christine and I were fortunate to meet Ga Won, a 6 year old boy with terminal cancer. Yoon introduced us to him about two years ago and we managed to meet him a few times as well as get presents from our respective countries for him. We were the first and maybe only foreigners he ever met.
The kid has such personality and seemingly boundless energy despite the constant attention of his drip and his slight embarrassment about his baldness. Ga Won had such charisma, in spite of his predicament, or maybe because of it. As we all knew his death would early, we’ll never know what he could have been but in his short time, it was mine and Christine’s great fortune to meet him.
Yoon emailed me to inform me that Ga Won died on Sunday aged 6 years old. My thoughts go to his parents and to Yoon, a guy who took time out to raise millions of won for the boy’s medical care and to visit him regularly.