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Hayley Okines


English girl blessed with the uncommon genetic disorder referred to as progeria, which triggered her to age 8 to ten situations faster than regular. She was an outspoken advocate for progeria understanding and co-authored the autobiography Aged Before My Amount of time in 2012. She was created in Arrington, Britain and was identified as having progeria at age group two. She sang as an associate of THE YOUNGSTERS Choir 2000 over the charity melody “Voices of Tomorrow.” She was created to Kerry and Tag Okines and elevated with youthful siblings called Ruby and Louis. She and activist Sam Berns became two of the very most visible public encounters of progeria.

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Full Name Hayley Okines
Date Of Birth December 3, 1997
Died April 2, 2015, Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Cambridgeshire, England
Profession Author
Nationality British
Siblings Ruby Okines, Louis Okines
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Diagnosed in 1999, at 2 years old, Okines was born with progeria, a genetic disease that causes her to age eight times faster than the average person. This put her projected lifespan at thirteen years. When she was 13 years old, she already had a physical age of 102 years. Although the average life expectancy for sufferers is 13 years, Hayley was part of a drug trial that had seen her beat the doctors' predictions of her projected lifespan. However, on 2 April 2015 at 9:39pm GST she died at the age of 17 due to complications with pneumonia, 4 years beyond the doctors' initial predictions and after attending a full scholastic year in college.
2Oldest child out of 3 children in family of Mark and Kerry Okines.
3Had a younger brother named Louis Okines and a younger sister named Ruby Okines (neither of whom has progeria).



Discovery Health CME2011TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2010TV SeriesHerself
20/202010TV Series documentaryHerself - Progeria Patient

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