Young Lee,  —

Young Lee (he/him) is a writer with CMT1A living in Cary, North Carolina. He graduated from NC State University in 2013 with degrees in economics and international studies. After working for a few years in finance, Lee decided to shift his attention toward writing and library work. Although Lee first learned he had CMT at a very young age, he didn’t participate much in the CMT community until 2018 when his friend and fellow writer Kevin Schaefer encouraged him to explore and learn more about this very important aspect of his life.

Articles by 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…