Just three teenagers trying to get the word out that progeria is a serious aging disease. Please follow and reblog. For more information go to:
"At first, to me it was just another science project, but now it means so much more."
Progeria is such a heartbreaking disease. It’s just so sad. And when people first think of the description of progeria, which is a rapid aging disease, they think ooh Brad Pitt, Benjamin Button, Hollywood. But it’s so much more than that - and the opposite too. Children with progeria grow up knowing they’re not normal, they grow up knowing they’ll die faster. And it’s just so sad. The thing is, there isn’t even a treatment for it. Yeah, it may be rare and all cause it’s like 1 in 8 million, but it’s still happening right now. People make fun of them because of how they look, but it’s not like they can help it!! We should all appreciate our bodies now, and that we’re all healthy. & we should raise awareness for this, so there can be more funding for the Progeria Research Foundation. Those that can donate, SHOULD, because this is an important cause and it matters so much because there are children living today, knowing they’re not going to live the normal human lifespan.
I read an article about progeria several months ago, and to be honest, it made me cry.
There is so much more emphasis on finding cures for other forms of diseases, simply because those other diseases affect more people in the world. But that surely does not mean that those with rare conditions like progeria are struggling any less than those who do have more common diseases.
Those little girls must be sweethearts.