Children with Progeria

By : Morgan Fimreite

A Little About Progeria

Progeria is a disease that comes from one mutated gene. This only happens in children and this disease causes premature aging at a dramatic rate. Most children that have Progeria do not live past 13 years old.

Best Way to Treat

There is no complete way to cure this disease. The best way to treat would be to just let the kid be a kid, let them have fun and do the things they like.

Did you know?

Did you know that the thought to be second oldest person to live with Progeria is a 20 year old named Dean Andrews? He is living proof that people with Progeria can live past 13. He only weighs about 10 lbs and is roughly 2 or 3 feet tall. He may be a small 20 year old (with the body of a 160 year old) but he does have a big personality.