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Kang Daniel Heartwarmingly Meets Baby Whom He Helped In Getting Cochlear Surgery

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Kang Daniel and DANITY gave the heartwarming gift of hearing to a two-year-old child, Jiyeon.

Kang Daniel met in person with a child who received artificial cochlear surgery with his and his fans’ heartfelt help.

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Snail of Love, a foundation that supports and helps the hearing-impaired, said that the multi-talented idol visited their office last April 17 and met a two-year old child named Kim Ji Yeon (a pseudonym) who underwent artificial cochlear surgery last month.

At the end of 2019, Kang Daniel donated 30 million won to the foundation under the name of his fan club DANITY.

As response to this, fans also donated under the name of the idol, raising a total of 99 million won in donations afterward. All of the donations will be used for artificial cochlear surgery and language rehabilitation for hearing-impaired children.

Kim Ji Yeon is the first child to undergo artificial cochlear surgery with the help of Kang Daniel and DANITY. The child, who was transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit as soon as she was born, was diagnosed with hearing loss and received a recommendation to undergo an artificial cochlear implant surgery.

Her parents, who had difficulty raising operating expenses due to financial difficulties, learned about Snail of Love through consultation with the hospital’s public medical business group and received support.

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Heartwarming Meet-up

Kang Daniel, who recently met with the toddler, said, “I hope Ji Yeon will be able to listen to sounds in the future and grow healthy as a bright child.”

He also presented her with various meaningful gifts, including a toy that makes various sounds, indoor clothes for summer, and his album CYAN which he personally signed.

In response, the child’s parents said, “Thank you not just for giving Ji Yeon the gift of sound, but also for coming to meet her in person. In the future, we hope Ji Yeon can listen to the album that you gave to her as a gift after receiving language rehabilitation treatment.”

After the meeting with the child and her parents, the conference room held a dedication ceremony for Kang Daniel and DANITY, who are currently listed as the Snail of Love’s Soul Leader and Soul-The Fan.

These titles are automatically given to Individuals and/or fanclubs who have given support to the foundation with an accumulated donation of more than 99 million won accumulated donation.

At the dedication ceremony, Kang Daniel said, “I’m very happy to be able to deliver sharing and join in something meaningful, all thanks to the fans.”

“I hope more people will join such sponsorships in the future to convey hope to children with hearing impairments,” the idol also shared.

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Source: Sports Donga

Photos from Snail of Love

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