Help H.S. Ryu for Eye Surgery and Living Expense

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When I visited Brisbane from Canberra last Dec in order to search for a new opportunity after finishing my masters, I got attacked and hit on my head by 7 teenagers. My left eye became blind and I am waiting for the second surgery to remove the stitches, have an artificial lens, and transplant cornea. Here is the news regarding the assault. I am the one aged 39.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/youth-gang-allegedly-behind-attacks-on-tourists-in-brisbane-park-20181218-p50mzu.html

I have two issues: medical and living expense. I am a victim of crime so my medical expenses will be covered by the government. But I have to pay the enormous fees upfront and then wait for the refund. I cannot work long time due to my injury, and there are only limited jobs because of my disability on the left eye. It seems it takes so much time to get the assessment from the government. I have already been waiting for the assessment of having funds for the second surgery for two months and the instruction of the application says that it would take up to six months in order to get the result of the assessment. 

My savings are draining, I am having trouble paying for my food. If this continues, I will have to go back to South Korea due to lack of money at the end of September 2019. And this means that I will need to find a medical profession and prepare costs all by myself for the second surgery in Korea. This would need another six months and worsen my financial circumstances further.

Since my current visa is temporary and will be expired in February 2020,  I estimated until the end of my visa:

Medical funds: $5,500
Food: $1,700
Rent: $3,800
Total: Around $11,000

I will donate and use for further treatment when the medical expense is reimbursed from the government.
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Thank you so much to everyone for your very generous donations. I have been surprised that I have reached my target in five days. I am completely overwhelmed and lost for words. I also thank you to those who share my story with their friends. It is shared more than 300 times!

I have been contacting the hospital in order to make an appointment for the next surgery. There would be some change due to finding a donor of the cornea, but I got the schedule for it on 30th September. I will maintain myself in good condition until the day of the next surgery.

Although it has been such painful days, I am feeling better and protected since the donation started. I have learned that there are still many warm-hearted people. And it is not shameful to call help to someone else. Like you, I will help those who are in desperate and going through painful days once I get my health back and settle down to the safe ground. Thank you again and I hope all is well with you and your family.

소중한 도네이션을 해 주신 모든 분들께 감사의 말씀을 올립니다. 모금활동을 한 지 5일만에 제가 목표로 한 금액인 11,000불에 도달하여, 생각지도 못한 관심과 도움에 놀라움을 금치 못하는 나날이었습니다. 관심과 도네이션을 보내주신 분들, 그리고 SNS에 제 내용을 퍼트려 주신 분들, 모든 분들께 감사드립니다.

여러분들이 도와주신 덕분에 병원과도 연락을 취했습니다. 각막을 제공받아야 하는 관계로 수술 날짜가 변경될 수도 있지만, 잠정적으로 9월 30일로 예약을 잡았습니다. 수술까지 아직 3개월 가까이 남아 있지만, 여러분들의 성금으로 건강을 유지해 수술이 잘 될 수 있도록 하겠습니다.

이번 기회를 통해, 도움이 필요할 때는 다른 사람의 손을 잡는 것도 부끄러운 일이 아닌 것을 알았습니다. 지금은 제가 남을 도울 수 있는 처지가 아니지만, 제가 나중에 건강을 되찾고 사회 구성원으로 자리를 잡았을 때는, 여러분들을 본 받아, 저도 도움의 손길이 필요하신 분들에게, 하루 빨리 절망의 구렁텅이에서 벗어날 수 있도록 손을 뻗어서 도와드릴 것입니다. 그리고 하루빨리 그러한 날이 오기를 바라고 있습니다. 다시 한번 여러분들께 감사의 마음을 전하며, 하시는 일과 앞으로의 일에 평안한 나날이 되기를 진심으로 기원드립니다.

貴重なドネーションを送っていただいて、本当にありがとうございます。お陰様で、募金を始めて、5日で目標金額の11,000AUDが集まりました。私は自分の身に起きたことがこんなにたくさんの人々からご声援とご支援につながるとは夢にも思っていませんでした。関心を持っていただいた方々、ドネーションをくださった方々、そしてソーシャルメディアにこのドネーションのことを拡散していただいた方々に感謝の心をお伝えします。

皆様のお助けをいただいてから、病院にも連絡を入れ、手術の日程を調整しました。角膜を移植しないといけない関係で、角膜が手に入るまで時間がかかることを想定し、とりあえず9月30日に手術を受けることにしました。もちろん、日程は調整になる可能性もありますが、今決められた日にちで手術が行われることを願っております。その間は、皆様のお力をもとに、健康を維持し、最適な状態で手術に挑みたいと思っております。

今回の出来事から、自力では抜け出せない状況にいたときは、人に助けを求めることも大事だし恥ずかしいことではないということを学びました。今は自分が人に気を配るような状況ではないため、なにもできませんが、手術を受け健康を取り戻し、社会に貢献できるような環境になったら、皆様のように、絶望的な状態に置かれている方々に力いっぱいの支援をさせていただきたいと思っております。したがって、出来るだけ早くそんな日を迎えたいと思っております。再び、皆様に心から感謝いたします。また、皆様のご多幸を心よりお祈り申し上げます。
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