Han Ji-hye (alias)/Born in 2011/Acute lymphocytic leukemia
Acute lymphocytic leukemia: A blood cancer that arises from cells of the lymphocyte lineage in the blood and bone marrow, mainly in children.
"Mom, my head is so hot.”
Was it due to spring colds that made her put on stored winter clothes again? She felt like she caught a cold. Her mother thought, "It's like a cold. It's a disease that gets better if Ji-hye gets a shot at a nearby pediatrician and gets some good rest." Although she had a slight fever, she did not worry about it. But muscle pain and mild fever constantly bothered Ji-hye, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia after a close checkup.
Ji-hye continued to have a mild fever while receiving chemotherapy. As her body temperature rose, her condition just dropped, and sometimes she had to be rushed to the emergency room with a sudden high fever.
Persistent fever and chemotherapy didn't allow her to even do the smallest things easily. While most people lived a daily life, Ji-hye found it difficult to even eat meals each day.
"I want to be the same."
Ji-hye wanted to live a normal life like her friends. Countless times, she imagined petting her favorite dog or cat without worrying about germs, playing games on her laptop, chatting with her friends, and eating tteokbokki.
Ji-hye's condition got much better than before, so she takes classes online and often plays games, but there are more things she can't do yet. She still needs time to enjoy the same daily life as her friends, but she is ready to push herself little by little.
Today, Ji-hye imagines the day when she will go to school instead of doing online classes, play board games with her friends, and eat spicy tteokbokki with them.
We need your affectionate attention to accomplish the miracle of her imagination becoming a reality. Please help Ji-hye with her special wish trip.