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South Korean star Lee Young Ae donates S$185,000 to save a Taiwanese baby

Published on Jul 1, 2014 5:56 PM
 
South Korean actress Lee Young Ae saved the life of a Taiwanese infant whose parents could not afford the cost of the baby's surgery, a Taiwanese online media outlet reported on July 1, 2014. -- ST FILE

SEOUL - South Korean actress Lee Young Ae saved the life of a Taiwanese infant whose parents could not afford the cost of the baby's surgery, a Taiwanese online media outlet reported on Monday.

"Korean actress Lee Young Ae has saved an embattled pregnant woman," Taiwan.cn reported, saying the Jewel In The Palace star donated 150 million won (S$185,000) to a Taiwanese couple who were travelling in Korea in February when the pregnant wife fell and was forced to give birth to their daughter prematurely.

The baby needed surgery but the couple faced financial difficulties, the Korea Herald reported.

Lee, who became a mother of twins in 2011, came to know about a fund-raising effort to help the child and privately donated the money.

 
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