Rare Disease Doesn't Keep Boy From Baseball Field

At 7 years old, Josiah Viera is just 27 inches tall and weighs 15.5 pounds; however, his size doesn't limit his love for his favorite sport. "Baseball makes me happy," he said. "I like real baseball because I like to run the bases." Josiah suffers from progeria, a genetic disease that causes accelerated aging in children. Its name, of Greek origin, means "prematurely old." Incurable, progeria is among the rarest diseases on Earth and affects roughly one in 4 million. Dr. Colleen Walsh, who...Full Story
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