Author Archives: Young Lee

I’m Trying Not to Let Fear Limit Me

The indoor track of my alma mater’s gym smells like rubber and sweat. It has a specific warmth to it. The repeated impacts of dozens of feet send shockwaves through the track and almost make it feel alive.  It’s been more than 10 years since I’ve…

I’m Trying to Make Exercise Irresistible

A couple weeks ago when I spoke with Steve O’Donnell, a board member of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association and founder of the nonprofit Therapies for Inherited Neuropathies, I was struck by his enthusiasm and can-do spirit.

Finding Comfort and Community in Gaming

After about three weeks of most nonessential workers in my state self-isolating due to COVID-19, I began to see a steady stream of codes and screenshots appearing on my social media feeds. It was an influx of Animal Crossing posts. Animal Crossing, a life-simulation video game, invites players…

Lessons from Bernadette to Help Us During the Quarantine

During tough and stressful times, it’s important to remember to hold each other close. This time, though, let’s take that figuratively and not literally. A recent conversation with a Charcot-Marie-Tooth community icon, Bernadette Scarduzio, reminded me of this lesson.  It may…