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Hi I'm Yuna!

My name is Yuna, and I was born in Houston, Texas, in January 2010.  My name means 'snow' in one of old Korean dialects as I was born in winter.  And there was actually a flurry of snow in Houston when I was born, which was quite unusual in Houston.  My middle name is Heidi, which can also be  associated with snow.....remember the Girl of the Alps?

I have a little brother Joon, who is very nice to me 'most of the time', and it is so amusing to watch him play.  My early years were particularly difficult for my family as I went through inconsolable crying, seizures, frequent infections and sleep difficulties.  I would not have survived if there were not my grand parents, who took great care of me and prayed for me all the time.

My parents are both scientists and work as professors at Oregon Health and Science University.  My mom is a neurodevelopmental biologist and both my mom and dad study gene transcription.  FoxG1 is a transcription factor that regulates gene transcription, and therefore it was kind of remarkable that both my parents have perfect scientific and personal qualifications to study the FOXG1 gene.  So it is kind of interesting to see my parents talk about FoxG1 and how to tackle FS all the time...

Although I am quite limited in what I can do, I always say "I love you" with a big smile.....