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Million Dollar Leg Insurance for Bae Hyeong-jin

Posted June. 08, 2005 06:41,   


“Chowon’s legs are?” (Mother)

“Million dollar leg!” (Chowon)

This is from the movie, “Running Boy - Marathon,” a scene when Chowon’s mother tried to make her handicapped son have pride in himself. This touching scene of the film actually happened in reality.

Bae Hyeong-jin (22), autistic person of the film, has his legs insured for $1 million (or one billion won).

SK Telecom, which had a commercial contract with Bae, gave Bae accident insurance certificates of $1 million for his legs and general accident insurance for him on June 7. If Bae injures his legs, he will collect the insurance money, which may be $1 million maximum.

Suk-MinHong smhong@donga.com