Richard Li’s S$1.8Mil Donation To HK Dancer Injured During Boyband Mirror’s Concert Rejected By Dancer's Dad
In addition, Richard, chairman of PCCW, the parent company of Mirror concert organiser MakerVille, said the company would also cover Mo’s medical expenses.
A 600kg LED screen landed on Mo, 27, when he was performing on stage, fracturing his cervical vertebra. He is at risk of being paralysed from neck down and doctors believe that there is a 95 per cent chance that his vertebrae and sensory nerves “cannot fully recover”.
In a statement, Richard shared that he visited Mo in hospital last week and was saddened by the pain the accident had caused the dancer and his family.
While he acknowledged that the financial assistance cannot alleviate their pain, he hopes to do his best to help them in anyway he can.
He added that financial support would be provided to the family regardless of the findings of the task force's investigations.
However, Mo’s father, reverend Derek Li, has rejected the donation, as well as other offers of help until investigations are complete.
“With gratitude and humility, we thank you for your good intentions. But before those responsible have been properly dealt with, all these donations are premature,” he said, adding that the concert organisers have promised to bear the medical costs, so they can focus on Mo’s treatment and needs.
Derek revealed last week that Mo’s condition has improved and has begun a second phase of treatment.
He has since been taken off the ventilator, and Derek hopes that with treatment, his motor skills and sensory nerves can improve.
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