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Oklahoma Man Stranded In South Korea With Rare Disease Returns Home

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Sean Jones arrives at the Tulsa Airport this week. Sean Jones arrives at the Tulsa Airport this week.
He contracted a rare disease in South Korea and needed help to come home. He contracted a rare disease in South Korea and needed help to come home.
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A national campaign finally pays off, bringing an Oklahoma man back home. Sean Jones has been stuck in a South Korean hospital for months.

He went to the country to teach English, but he got a rare brain disease there, and ended up in intensive care. South Korean doctors treated him, but they wouldn't let him go until he paid all of his medical bills.

8/25/2013 Related Story: OKC Man Battles Rare Disease In South Korea, Needs Help To Come Home

Now he's back in Oklahoma, thanks to $50,000 in donations from around the world.

"It's a relief. It's a big relief. I'm glad to be home. A lot of scary moments over there. I didn't know whether we'd be home, or whether I'd be bringing him home at all," said LaTanya Dodd, Sean's mother:

Sean arrived in Tulsa this week. He's expected to make a full recovery.

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