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Thursday, January 19, 2006

"Dr." Hwang Woo Suk, May You Burn in Hell

A perfect example of why I hope this man burns for what he did.

Lee Wan-hee who has a 7-year-old son suffering from a rare disease cannot forget the night in July when his son's doctor excitedly telephoned him.

The doctor said his son may have a chance to take part in clinical trials of custom-made stem cells then believed to have been created by Hwang Woo-suk's research team, Lee said.

At the time Hwang was a national hero and said his team could cure intractable diseases with the stem cells. On television news broadcasts, the charismatic scientist held the hands of wheelchair bound patients saying, "I will make you stand up."

"We were more excited than the doctor. I still cannot forget the feeling that night," said Lee, a professor at the department of physical therapy at Sahmyook University.

This bastard gave hope to thousands and now it is crushed.

This is the little boy who the article is about. The caption reads: Lee Chae-myeong, a seven-year-old suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, still believes Hwang Woo-suk will cure his rare disease. [The Korea Herald]