In July and August of this year, Soshified held a month-long charity drive for the Korea Retinitis Pigmentosa Society, or the KRPS, as a way to commemorate Girls’ Generation’s fifth anniversary. KRPS is a charity organization which works to provide retinitis pigmentosa patients with updated medical information, to console patients, and to encourage patients to fight the disease and slow its progression. Taeyeon, Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Seohyun are ambassadors for KRPS, which is headed by Choi Jeong-nam, Sooyoung’s father.

Thanks to generous donations from over 100 of Soshified’s members, a total of $15,103 was raised for the KRPS, and on September 19th, Choi Jeong-nam sent Soshified a letter of appreciation as thanks for Soshified’s fund-raising efforts. The letter, pictured above, reads:

Dear Soshified

On behalf of all of us at Korea Fighting Blindness Organization (A.K.A Korea Retinitis Pigmentosa Society), I would like to thank you for your generous gift of US $15,103.

The wonderful news of your generous donation has given new hope to patients suffering from vision problem here in Korea.

We strongly believe that the recovery of lost vision for patients with retinal diseases will be possible in the near future thanks to the cutting-edge medical technologies including stem cell research, gene-based therapies and drug development. With your valuable contribution, we are able to support medical research to find the cures for retinal diseases.

The funds raised will also be used to help provide medication to patients with low or loss of vision, the UK Meds has excellent deals so they will be the main providers. Drugs and therapies developed in Korea will provided not only to Korean patients but also to patients in need in less fortunate countries. We believe that such international support and coorperation are essential to repay your kindness and generosity.

I also would like to show my gratitude as Sooyoung’s father. I am well aware of that Soshified members have been truly devoted fans supporting Girls’ Generation. I believe that we are all family connected by love. Like a lighthouse in the night, you always give hope and courage to the girls and their families and I deeply appreciate it.

Thank you again for your contributions and all that you have done to support us.

Yours sincerely,

Jeong-nam Choi

 

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