Progeria Syndrome News
Teen Who Brought Hope to Those With 'Aging Disease' Dies From Rare Disorder
A teen who brought awareness and hope to those suffering from a rare genetic disease that causes premature aging has died. She was 17. Hayley Okines, of Bexhill, England, managed to survive four years longer than doctors predicted after she was diagnosed as an infant with the genetic disorder
Sam Berns, Boy With 'Aging Disease' Progeria Dies at 17
The 17-year-old boy who became the face of the progeria, the "Benjamin Button" disease, has died. Sam Berns died Friday from complications of the disease. Progeria is a fatal genetic condition that causes rapid aging. He was diagnosed at just 22 months old. His parents, Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr.
Hope Grows for Girl With Rare Rapid -Aging Disease Progeria
Thanks to a new drug treatment, Lindsay Ratcliffe grew 6 cm and added 2.2 lbs.; watch Sat. 8 p.m.
A Special Edition of "20/20 Saturday" Airing Saturday, January 19 at 8pm on ABC
Jazz is a typical 11-year-old girl except for one thing — she was born as a boy. From the moment she could speak, Jazz sensed that she was trapped in the wrong body and decided to dress and live as a little girl. Her parents...
Progeria : Drug Raises Hope for Rapid -Aging Disease
Megan Nighbor turned 12 in June, but a rare disease gives her the bones, blood vessels and look of an 80-year-old. Nighbor has progeria , a disease that speeds up the aging process. It is thought to affect fewer than 250 children worldwide. Nighbor is one year shy of the average life expectancy for
How to Help: Progeria , Hoarders
“My Extreme Affliction,” a special “20/20″ series, covers a range of rare and devastating conditions. Click on the links below to learn what you can do to help people suffering from the ailments and challenges profiled on the show. Progeria: Progeria is a fatal disease...
Progeria Book: 'Old Before My Time'
When she celebrated her 14th birthday Dec. 3, 2011, Hayley Okines had surpassed the average lifespan for someone born with progeria , the rare disorder that turns children old before they reach adolescence. Because progeria ages the body at eight times the normal rate, Hayley's skin is thin and
Progeria Resources: How to Help
Get More Information About Progeria and the Girls Featured in the Barbara Walters Special
Stem Cell Shots Reverse Aging in Mice
Injecting younger cells into aging bodies could help people live longer -- and stronger -- at least according to new research performed on mice. Scientists said the research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, offered provocative new clues about the potential to treat aging and
BARBARA WALTERS REPORTS: WHEN SEVEN LOOKS LIKE 70…A RACE AGAINST TIME FOR THREE YOUNG GIRLS
Report on Incredibly Rare Disease Progeria Airs on Friday, July 29, 10 pm ET on ABC What happens to a family when a child’s birth becomes a medical mystery? Barbara Walters reports on Kaylee Halko and Lindsay Ratcliffe, two vibrant...