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Old Before My Time
Hayley Okines' Life with Progeria
Autobiography: science, technology & engineering
, Medical profession
, Diseases & disorders
, Autobiography: general
, True stories of heroism, endurance & survival
, Congenital diseases & disorders
, Personal Health & Development
, Family & health
, Coping with illness
, Child care & upbringing
Hayley Okines is like no other 13-year-old schoolgirl.
In Old Before My Time, Hayley and her mum Kerry reflect on her unusual life. Share Hayley's excitement as she travels the world meeting her pop heroes Kylie, Girls Aloud and Justin Bieber and her sadness as she loses her best friend to the disease at the age of 11.
Now as she passes the age of 13 - the average life expectancy for a child with progeria - Hayley talks frankly about her hopes for the future and her pioneering drug trials in America which could unlock the secrets of ageing for everyone...
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`Hayley possesses one of the strongest life-forces we have ever encountered.' -- Richard & Judy `Hayley's an extraordinary girl' -- Kylie Minogue