Doctors laughed when he was born – but soon realized his condition was more serious
A 2-month old baby looks like a 70-year old man. Experts say it is called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and it is a genetic condition characterized by the dramatic, rapid appearance of aging beginning in childhood.
Progeria is a heartbreaking disorder. Very few make it through their 20s.
The 20-year-old parent welcomed her daughter into the world last month but soon found out some heartbreaking news.
Medics told the young mum that her baby suffers from progeria, which is also called Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome.
Local media reported on Monday that the young woman gave birth at her home in the small town of Libode in the province of Eastern Cape, in South Africa.
Only a very few amount of kids arounds the world get this disease
Sam Byrne one of the most famous examples lived until he was 17. Many people thought he was much older.
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