Sooyoung Reveals Her Father’s Story and Struggle with Retinitis Pigmentosa on ‘Strong Heart’

27 responses

  1. SunnyRox
    March 1, 2013

    May Jesus heal him :'( Such an inspiring thing to hear that he helped translate the information into Korean since information about the disease was mostly in English! Wow…I’ll keep them in my prayers, I don’t know anything about this disease but I believe he can get better, nothing’s impossible!! :) God bless you, SooYoungie and family :3 <33333

  2. alucardent
    February 19, 2013

    Is she ok, did it pass by her generation how about her sister. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Retinitis Pigmentosa is heritable

  3. soshi2012
    February 19, 2013

    It sure was such a sad, sad story. And I absolutely hope that Sooyoung’s father will do his best to stay healthy. I understand that the girls will do their very best to stay healthy as well. So, I hope that Sooyoung can continue on staying strong for all of us SONEs worldwide

  4. MISSbenny929
    February 18, 2013

    Sorry to know that, Sooyoung. We will always pray the best for your Dad and your whole family as well,
    also to the other members’ family! Himnaeyo! Saranghae! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  5. malalala
    February 16, 2013

    stay strong soo. big hug for you. we’ll pray for all of you.

  6. Neo-Cortex
    February 16, 2013

    Stay strong Sooyoung! Your story will be heard across the world. Support to the ambassadors TTSS!!

  7. Faldo Boer
    February 15, 2013

    big hugs to sooyoung~ <3

  8. indo_sone
    February 14, 2013

    it’s sad to see Sooyoung’s teary eyes…i hope her father will be better soon..My prayers always with her and her family…

  9. silver97
    February 14, 2013

    SooYoung is such a wonderful and kind daughter. My prayers go to her and her family and I hope that her father will be well. I wish that the subbed video would be up soon. :)

  10. YoonaSNSDLee
    February 14, 2013

    Sometimes life plays us all for example how such kind-hearted person like Sooyoung and her dad have to suffer whereas some *scumbags* can live their lives so great, it is so unfair but nonetheless I know that both Sooyoung and her dad will get through this and with the support of her other 8 sisters and us(SONEs) :) Have a good day people :)

  11. Sifa Nurjannah
    February 14, 2013

    GG you’re my inspiration… beautiful day with the warm heart of GG.. best wishes for u girls!
    Soo’s father keep healthy!!
    forever girls’ generation

  12. Franimal
    February 13, 2013

    this is something special…not to diminish
    the fun items that were discussed…but
    i first sincerely thank our writers for allowing
    us to know the content of sooyoung’s
    heartfelt words so quickly…but i want to
    thank sooyoung herself…i want to thank her
    for caring about her fans that much to let us
    in on such a personal situation in her life…
    we will all have close friends that wouldn’t
    even tell us about stuff like this…i thank her
    for getting this off her chest…it is so good to
    see the girls vent the pain and struggle that
    they are faced with…they are human just like
    us…and i thank you sooyoung for inspiring us…
    you are so strong…it would almost make us feel
    ashamed to give up when we know how hard you
    work to stay strong…you are the reason we are
    as good of people as we are…yet you still choose
    to thank us for doing something you inspired us
    to…you are an amazing woman…

    • MISSbenny929
      February 18, 2013

      yup thats true. and of course these girls have always inspired me to be a better person, family member and SONE! they are unrivaled amazing, strong women! :)

  13. SONE_Noelle
    February 13, 2013

    Soo touching! Like father like daughter

  14. jackie_jax_x
    February 13, 2013

    … sooyoung… :( *hugs*


  15. anhhochucquynh
    February 13, 2013

    Oh, I am crying already. Such an emotional story.

  16. 1ProudSONE
    February 13, 2013

    How such a tragedy happens on someone important. I hope Sooyoung’s father turns out to be fine soon. I can’t bear those heartbreaking tears coming out of our precious Sooyoung. All my hopes and wishes go out to her family, and I hope Sooyoung stays strong! As a Sooyoungster, those tears hurt our own lifes. Stay strong Sooyoung! We are all here to support you no matter what! Believe!

  17. SoonKyuSaiyn
    February 13, 2013

    Oh Sooyoung. I sincerely feel empathy for you. That last part about little hero and big hero… left me awe-struck. I can vicariously feel how meaningful your father is too you. I have faith that your father will get better. Daddy Choi fighting!!!!

  18. hashaechi
    February 13, 2013

    it’s so sad. himnae Sooyoung unnie !

  19. LukyThio
    February 13, 2013

    oh Sooyoung <3

  20. Caricactures
    February 13, 2013

    Oh man, I teared up at the big hero and little hero part.
    Sooyoung’s heart is so beautiful.

      February 13, 2013

      mee to… i love them even more… sooyoung is very thoughtful…

  21. TiffLuvsGG
    February 13, 2013

    Sooyoung has such a beautiful and pure heart. My heart goes out to her and her family, mainly her father. I love you Sooyoung, very much <3

  22. christianto
    February 13, 2013


  23. raissagloria
    February 13, 2013

    so Sooyoung’s gets her beautiful heart from her father. :’)
    come on Sooyoung ! have faith and we hope Sooyoung’s father stay healthly so he could see her daughter getting conquer the world with Girls’ Generation

  24. llc1281
    February 13, 2013

    oh my god Sooyoung you’re breaking my heart with your heart felt story. i hope us Sones can continue to support this charity that her dad is heading and the girls are ambassadors of. Fany will forever be the lovely pink angel in Sones hearts. babygirl can’t go one day without some kind of pink color on her. Hyo you are too adorable for obsessing over the #23. switch it around and it’s the # that’s on her OH! shirt. SicaYulYoon kissing scenes and their reaction to those were priceless. so adorable the way all of them acting when watching them. sigh forever cute our 9 angels. thanks SSF for update. :)

  25. Jvdugg
    February 13, 2013

    Too many times our girls smile through tears. They are some strong ladies. How I wish that the situation with Sooyoung’s father was different. I found it very moving to watch the broadcast today and I only understood 1 in 50 words… My hopes and best wishes go out to her father and the entire family.

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