Grateful for my age

“Alzheimers?”

“No. Can you guess my age?”

The speech was unexpected clear, and the manner was sharp. The boy was all of fourteen years, suffering from progeria. I did not know, if I could call him young or old.

Realization struck, that we have a lot to be grateful for in life.

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P.S.

Progeria is a disease of premature ageing. The disease came into focus with a movie called ‘Pa’ featuring the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. The following links will throw some light on the subject.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progeria

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paa_(film)

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