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Meaningful Pitch
입력 2017.07.24 (14:07) 수정 2017.07.24 (14:18) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

A very special person opened a ball game during a pro league match last week. Up next, we will bring you his inspiring story. Let’s check it out.

[Pkg]

35 year old Son Jin-wuk takes to the mound with a look of trepidation. He throws the ball with all his might.

[Soundbite] "Strike!"

Son's arm, which threw the first pitch at this pro baseball game, is a special one. The upper part of the arm is solely his own, but the lower part and hand were donated from a 40-something brain dead patient.

[Soundbite] Son Jin-wuk(First Arm Transplant Recipient in Korea) : "Until I was injured, I enjoyed playing baseball. I'm a bit nervous, but it's fantastic to throw a ball in front of a huge audience."

Son's left arm was severed in a factory accident. He became the first recipient of an arm transplant in Korea this February. Directly after the surgery, he could barely move his fingers, but now he can turn handles and even pick up pincers.

[Soundbite] Son Jin-wuk(First Arm Transplant Recipient in Korea) : "It was very awkward for the first two months or so, but now I feel like the hand has become part of my body."

An arm transplant is a highly difficult procedure, as it involves simultaneously connecting different tissues such as the bone, muscle, blood vessels, nerves and skin. Only about a hundred cases are known to have succeeded worldwide.

[Soundbite] Woo Sang-hyeon(Operating Surgeon) : "Ten experts in hand surgery took part in the operation, during which I felt that Korea now has world-class capacity in this field."

There are some 7,000 upper limb amputees in Korea. Son's success story makes his first pitch all the more meaningful.

[Soundbite] Son Jin-wuk(First Arm Transplant Recipient in Korea) : "I hope that many on the transplant wait list can remain hopeful and happy watching me throw the ball."
  • Meaningful Pitch
    • 입력 2017-07-24 14:08:06
    • 수정2017-07-24 14:18:16
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

A very special person opened a ball game during a pro league match last week. Up next, we will bring you his inspiring story. Let’s check it out.

[Pkg]

35 year old Son Jin-wuk takes to the mound with a look of trepidation. He throws the ball with all his might.

[Soundbite] "Strike!"

Son's arm, which threw the first pitch at this pro baseball game, is a special one. The upper part of the arm is solely his own, but the lower part and hand were donated from a 40-something brain dead patient.

[Soundbite] Son Jin-wuk(First Arm Transplant Recipient in Korea) : "Until I was injured, I enjoyed playing baseball. I'm a bit nervous, but it's fantastic to throw a ball in front of a huge audience."

Son's left arm was severed in a factory accident. He became the first recipient of an arm transplant in Korea this February. Directly after the surgery, he could barely move his fingers, but now he can turn handles and even pick up pincers.

[Soundbite] Son Jin-wuk(First Arm Transplant Recipient in Korea) : "It was very awkward for the first two months or so, but now I feel like the hand has become part of my body."

An arm transplant is a highly difficult procedure, as it involves simultaneously connecting different tissues such as the bone, muscle, blood vessels, nerves and skin. Only about a hundred cases are known to have succeeded worldwide.

[Soundbite] Woo Sang-hyeon(Operating Surgeon) : "Ten experts in hand surgery took part in the operation, during which I felt that Korea now has world-class capacity in this field."

There are some 7,000 upper limb amputees in Korea. Son's success story makes his first pitch all the more meaningful.

[Soundbite] Son Jin-wuk(First Arm Transplant Recipient in Korea) : "I hope that many on the transplant wait list can remain hopeful and happy watching me throw the ball."
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