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Meet the brave 12-year-old who is the first black child ever diagnosed with fatal 'Benjamin Button' disorder rapidly aging her

Meet the brave 12-year-old who is the first black child ever diagnosed with fatal 'Benjamin Button' disorder rapidly aging her.Ontlametse Phalatse lives in South Africa with her mother and dreams of being a psychologist. Her father left when she was 3 and she and her mother live on assistance Flies to Boston twice a year for treatment thanks to a charitable foundation Progeria sufferers rarely live past 21.

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. These children give the distinct physical impression of being many decades older that they really are. However, HGPS children are neurologically unaffected, so that their emotional and developmental stages are age-appropriate.

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Progeria, the "Aging Disease"

Laymen have called it the “aging disease,” but the correct medical term is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. The medical community generally refers to it as progeria. The word Progeria comes from the Greek progeros, meaning 'prematurely old'. Progeria is a rare, progressive, genetic disorder causing children to age rapidly.

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Britain's oldest 20-year-old man has the body of a 160-year-old due to rare condition

Britain's oldest 20-year-old man has the body of a 160-year-old due to rare condition, Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS")

Sam Berns, a courageous young man with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Sam may have only lived 17 years, but in his short life he taught the rest of us a lot about how to live

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Colombian teen surpasses her 13-year life expectancy to celebrate 15th

Magali, from Colombia, is one of a few young people around the world to suffer from Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome.

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550+ declassified government files ufo and alien extraterrestrial history ebooks

The person I'm responding this from, put this photo on the board "aliens and extraterrestrials!" That is so sad to even think they would put that there. His original caption was!! "The aliens are already here!!"