Hayley Okines, Teen Author With Rare Aging Condition, Dies at 17
Hayley Okines, a 17-year-old from England, died on Thursday night, The Mirror reported. The teenager lived with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that results in premature aging.
“My life with progeria is full of happiness and good memories,” she wrote in her book.
The teen went on to become a face for the condition, spreading awareness around the world.
Below is a lovely tribute from her Facebook page. Take a look:
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