I felt the story about him is something special and worth sharing. interview can be found on all major wc3 sites. a friend copy/paste me the version from mym website.
Seung Hyun Go)Space Park is no new name in the international Warcraft community, as he has played for the once commendable Team NoA. However, a large portion of the community does not know that the undead player was diagnosed with a rare inveterate muscle disorder which caused him to be disabled at the young age of 11.
What is even more alarming is that the article at Chosun.com writes that due to Space^s disease, there is a huge possibility of him not living over the age of 20.
In a candid interview with the Daegu native, Space declares that his life is no different from most gamers out there.
^Most professional gamers train for 10 hours everyday, excluding one hour for meals. I get up at around 2-3 pm everyday and go to bed at like 3-4am in the morning.^ he says.
However, due to his disability, Space feels that he is unable to accomplish even the simplest tasks alone.
^There is nothing I can do. I cannot read alone and I cannot go out. At least I can move my fingers, so I can play games. But my health is getting worse as time flows, so I am uncertain until when I can do so...^ he laments.
After dropping out of school since fourth grade, Space^s only source of entertainment has been the computer. In the past, his mother worked full time at a restaurant, but with the financial support of the government, she can now afford to stay home in order to spend quality time with her son.
^Other moms say that they are worried about their children getting addicted to computer games. But I^m worried about his fingers getting paralyzed and being unable to play. Doctors have already said that Seung Hyun may not be able to live over 20 years old^ his mother says.
Two years ago, the only parts of his body he could move were his neck and fingers. Afreeca Warcraft League (AWL) caster, Jung Jin Ho admires Space^s willpower as he is a very perseverant player given that he is even unable to bind units by pressing Ctrl + # at his will.
In the previous season of Afreeca Warcraft League (AWL), Space left everyone in awe when he defeated the likes of BeT.WinNers, SK.Lyn and SK.SoJu.
Space understands that there is no remedy for his disease, hence his only wish is to become the greatest Warcraft player.
^My dream is neither not to become a pro-player nor be healthy. But I hope to be the best player in WC3 which is the only thing I can do now to make my family proud.^
^I know there is no cure for me and I do not believe in miracles. I just want to play this game for fun by doing my best and become an undefeatable player and a strong son for my mom^ he says.
The story is both sad and poignant. I think its a worth a read.