Jiyeon’s brother Hyojoon undergoes liver transplant for critically ill father
T-ara girl group member, Jiyeon’s brother, Park Hyojoon, underwent liver donation for their critically ill father who was suffering from a life-threatening condition of liver cirrhosis. Such touching news are known only after it happened.
A media source on the 10th said that Park Hyojoon completed the liver donation transplant to his father in May and resumed his duty after that.
The news was learnt from the military newspapers published in May. At that time, Park Hyojoon, who was serving in the land army unit 6 77 troops, donated 70% of his liver to his critically ill father. His father’s condition was life-threatening if he didn’t undergo liver transplant and upon successful matching, he underwent the major surgery.
As the news of “Park Hyojoon soldier” spread, no one knew that this soldier was the brother of Jiyeon.
Close source of Hyojoon told OSEN that “it was a difficult situation when they couldn’t find a suitable match for the transplant.” His father strongly objected to receiving the liver from his son who had a bright future. Hence, Hyojoon underwent the surgery in the capacity of a “stranger” and his father knew of it only after the surgery ended. It was such a touching story.
Park Hyojoon was previously cast in Mnet’s Super Star K3, where he attracted a lot of attention for being “Jiyeon Brother.”
Chinese trans via zhu-er @ Tiara tieba
English trans by Beckhie @ TiaraDiadem