Article in Korea about a domestic adoptee

Thanks to Andrew for this link! It is rare that donestic adoptees are portrayed in the media unless it’s some melodramatic K-drama or film.

The Boy Who Ran the Marathon on Artificial Legs

Se-jin suddenly falls. The 10-year old rolls over hard, but Yang Jung-sook (30), his mother, plays it cool. "Look, the pavement was broken,” she says. Her son is running on artificial legs which, she reminds him, are made from the stuff they use to make airplanes, and they’re as hardy as you’d expect. "Wow! My legs are invincible!" Se-jin says, stands up and runs again. "I think he should learn how not to be surprised when he falls,” she sighs. “He’ll face so much trouble…" Se-jin’s legs rattle as he moves.


Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

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