Grateful for my age


“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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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.


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