My heart is very heavy as I am translating this account of an injured Japanese fan. Please pray for the healthy recovery of everyone who got hurt in this accident. Please especially pray for Yong Joon so he has the strength to deal with this unfortunate incident.
From JOB : hokahoka (3/14/2010)
Japanese to Chinese : loveyongjoon/snowkin
Chinese to English : jaime
I am one of the injured fans. As there may be some misunderstanding, I’d like to tell you about what happened during that accident :
After the 4th group of family had finished taking their pictures, Yong Joon san was still standing in the middle of our crowd. As the wind turned stronger, Yong Joon made a ‘X’ hand signal to stop the picture taking. We were told that the photograph session would be moved indoor, so we proceeded walking towards the hotel. Along the way, words spread that since picture taking has not finished yet, they would attempt to do it again. Didn’t know which way to believe, we lined up once more but then realized almost instantaneously that this was a mistake!
We started running from the open parkland to the direction of the hotel. However the gust became so fierce already, I could hardly move an inch forward and sense the danger. Right at that moment, I was hit by a very strong force on my back and got knocked down to the ground. The stage which was used for the photograph session had collapsed. The staffs were frantically removing the wooden planks, despite the high wind, trying to retrieve me from underneath. I was taken to a waiting ambulance and there were already a few other patients with bleeding down their heads. I later learned after my hospital checkup that these people were injured in the course of saving others. My heart ached and felt very apologetic because they braved the strong winds and caused their faces injured. I thought if I were kept standing at the time, I’d have sustained serious injury.
While I was lying on the stretcher in the hospital, Yong Joon san arrived. He was struck at the sight of me lying there, he held my hands close, his eyes swelled with tears and kept apologizing to me. Then he went around to each injured fan, held their hands and apologized one by one. Lastly, he returned back to me, held my hand and murmured softly, "I, what should I do?" I could only reply, "kenchanayo". He is about the same age as my son. Whenever I think of the young man with his warm loving hands and the burdens he has to carry, my heart aches into million pieces. Fortunately, there is no injury to my bones, I can sit in front of the computer again after I took my medicine. I pray that all the injured will recover quickly and be back to good health. I sincerely hope that the pain in Yong Joon’s heart will be relieved. I am grateful to the staff who protected us and got injured. Thank you to the family who are concerned about our safety.