02:13 PM EDT 02/14/2014

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Sam Berns, Remarkable 17-Year-Old with Rare Aging Disease, Dies

Sam Berns, Remarkable 17-Year-Old with Rare Aging Disease, Dies

Originally posted 01/12/2014 11:10AM

Sam Berns, a charismatic and inspirational Massachusetts boy with progeria, a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process, died Friday after complications from the condition, the Progeria Research Foundation announced.

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