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Daniel Dae Kim uses COVID-19 experience to help frontline healthcare workers

Korean American Actor Daniel Dae Kim is trying to help with coronavirus relief efforts after successfully defeating and recovering from COVID-19, himself.

The former Hawaii Five-0 star announced to host a charity auction to raise money for health care professionals on social media.

Daniel Dae Kim (Facebook)

Kim starts his video by saying, “Hey everybody. I’m back. But this time I’m not here to talk about my experience with coronavirus. Well, at least not directly.”

He continues to update viewers on his fully recovered health, where he briefly mentions that he is “doing well enough that very soon I’ll be able to donate plasma to help other COVID-19 patients.”

The purpose of his video wasn’t to talk about his full recovery, though. Kim explained that he is trying to help health care professionals by hosting a charity auction to raise money.

Daniel Dae Kim, shared how he had been collecting over 150 scripts from all 7 seasons of the renowned Hawaii 5-0 drama series. “Now, my friends will tell you that I’m a bit of a pack rat. I’ve saved all of my scripts from all of the shows that I ever worked at,” Kim said. “Especially as Five-0 is coming to a close, I thought it’d be a nice way to have a souvenir for a lucky fan.”

Kim said he will put all his autographed scripts up for bidding on Ebay. He also shared how his personal scripts are not photo copies but rather “actual working scripts I used to prepare for my role everyday” that is “complete with my chic and scratch notes scribbled in the margins”.

According to Hawaii News Now, the lucky winner will also get a 15 minute video chat with the actor himself, so that Kim can personally deliver his gratitude. But if the winner is in Hawaii, Kim said he’d be more than happy to hand deliver the auction items and have a face-to-face chat — following social distancing guidelines.

Khon2 reported that fifty percent of the proceeds will go to designated hospitals in Hawaii and the other half will be sent to the hospital of the auction winner’s choice.

The Korean American actor also wrote on the bidding site on Ebay that, “My goal is to raise money for the health professionals who are risking their lives every day to save others during this time of crisis” and how “Hawaii Five-0 was a special time in my career and I hope these scripts will bring joy to a lucky someone who is a true fan of the show.”

The auction ends on April 15th, click here for more information.

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