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Just Before He Died From a Rare Disease, This Teen Shared His Secrets to a Happy Life

Sam Berns lived a shorter life than most — the 17-year-old, who became the face of the premature aging disease, progeria, died in January 2014. But some wisdom he shared with the world last year has lived on.

In his TEDxMidAtlantic Talk below, Sam discusses his philosophy to living a happy life. You don’t need to be battling a disease to learn from his advice.

We miss you, Sam. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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