17-Year-Old Boy Affected With Progeria Inspired Millions Of People With His TED Talk
Progeria is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which symptoms resemble aspects of aging at a very early age. Progeria is one of several progeroid syndromes.
Those born with progeria typically live to their mid teens to early twenties. It is a genetic condition that occurs as a new mutation, and is rarely inherited, as carriers usually do not live to reproduce.
But despite his condition, this never affected or hindered him from being happy in his life. He is Sam Berns and he just turned 17 years old. How he overcame his condition is by inspiring millions of his viewers to live life to the fullest. His wonderful character and positive outlook in life spread virally throughout the internet!
Watch his TED Talk personally to hear his life changing story!