About three months before he passed away, 17-year-old Sam Berns gave this TEDx speech explaining his dislike for obstacles and his strategies for beating them. When he was 2 years old, Sam was diagnosed with the rare disease progeria, which causes rapid aging and various other side effects, none of which could prevent Sam from leading a happy life.
I love TED Talks.
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He was wise beyond his years. One thing we can all take away from him is, look past your limitations, there is so much you can do.
I saw a documentary awhile back about this boy and others with Progeria.
What a wonderful young man Sam was. I didn’t realize he had passed.
Much love to his family.
Sam was very inspirational, I’m so sorry he has passed, but
I am glad he is no longer suffering.
RIP young man…
I made all four of my kids sit down and watch this amazing young man, so when they are having a bad day, or want to give up on something, they will remember Sam and all of his amazing accomplishments.
I will now officially stop feeling sorry for myself. This young man did not live long enough to even be as old as my grandchildren, and he is wiser than I will ever be.
Without even considering the progeria, when was the last time you saw a 17-year old boy who could speak in full sentences??