Physical Therapy student wins Catherine Worthingham Scholarship

January 17, 2024 • SHP News

Yun, Do Kyung
Do Kyung Yun

When Do Kyung Yun was young, he spoke with a stutter. Throughout his childhood, he attended speech therapy, which he credits as a significant driving factor that led him to pursue a career in physical therapy.

“It was one of the most painful and toughest challenges that I had to go through,” he said. “But looking back at it, I am so grateful for having to go through that. I feel like I grew so much. I got so much strength from it — the root of my empathy, it really comes from my experience as a stutterer.”

An essay Yun wrote about his childhood stutter was one of two he submitted in his winning application for the Catherine Worthingham Student Scholarship. The second-year physical therapy student in The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Health Professions was selected as one of nine from a pool of 450 applicants. The award allows Yun to attend the American Physical Therapy Association’s annual conference in Boston in February.

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