SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Jung-ju, the late founder of gaming giant Nexon Co., is being remembered for his compassionate support for the next generation following his unexpected passing in the United States late last month at the age of 54.
Nexon signed an agreement with Seoul National University Hospital in October of last year to build the country’s first independent palliative care center for children, vowing to donate 10 billion won (US$8.30 million).
The Seoul National University Hospital Nexon Children’s Integrated Care Center, which is expected to open in March 2023, will offer comprehensive medical treatment and care for children struggling with serious diseases.
While nursing hospitals are in place to accommodate adult patients needing palliative care, there has been a significant lack of similar facilities for children.
Kim gladly stepped up to offer support when Seoul National University Hospital asked Nexon for help.
In 2014, Nexon donated 20 billion won to build the Purme Nexon Children’s Hospital, the country’s first children’s rehabilitation hospital, and another 1.6 billion won for the hospital’s operation.
Again in February 2019, Nexon vowed to donate 10 billion won for the establishment of the country’s first public hospital for children’s rehabilitation in Daejeon.
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