Mass. boy with rare condition that accelerates aging dies at 17; he inspired HBO documentary

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 12, 2014 - 1:20 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A teenager whose battle with a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process became the subject of an HBO documentary has died. Sam Berns was 17.

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fatredneckJan. 12, 1410:07 AM

Sam may you Rest in Peace knowing that you did a lot of good for a lot of people. Thank you.

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ltbsomnJan. 12, 1411:02 AM

I recently viewed the documentary about Sam on HBO. His courage and positive attitude about his illness were inspirational. People who complain about their everyday problems should take a lesson from this brave young man! God Bless you Sam and family!

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