80 year-old Children

Submitted by: 12gaugelove 10 years ago Science

Children with a condition that makes them age rapidly.
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Female 243
I saw it on TV,the little girl wanted to feel pretty and I felt so sorry for her :(
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Female 106
Weird, but too long.
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Female 184
&.. at the end when they were dancing. It made me smile.. :`]
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Female 184
That was incredibly sad..
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Female 23
what i dont get is why the parents would still have kids knowing it could happen again! i say that`s just plain cruel.
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Female 1,228
thats really f*cking sad. they look like aliens. lets hope this disease dosent spread or something.
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Female 6
I`m really disappointed in people who post that the video was too long to watch, it`s SELFISH. I understand that people might not find this to suit their interests but don`t mock yourself by showing how selfish you are.

Although I came to this site purely because I was bored, I was very glad to stumble upon this one. I too, have a low attention span but I would think this video would show people what other people in the world suffer. These children could not live a full life, fulfilling their dreams and goals. At least give it a little thought and be somewhat grateful to the things that have made you happy right now.

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Female 587
It made me sad when the little boy said that when he grows up he wants to be a soldier :-(

I wonder if he knows that he wont really grow up to be that old :-(

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Female 576
Strange how many wierd diseases
there are out there
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Female 43
That was so interesting. Well worth the 45 minutes. The thing about the baby with two heads was on a while back. I saw it on tv, it was very interesting.
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Female 60
Yeah, I wouldn`t laugh at their disease. They seemed like some really nice kids. The thing is though is that after having two or three children you`d think the parents would stop having kids. Oh well, the rich get richer and the poor get babies, right?

Extremely informational I hope they get that cure out soon. Is it patheitic that I`ve never heard of this disease? And that movie with Robin Williams was cool, but not at all like these kids` situation.

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Female 58
I feel so bad for those poor kids.
For those of you that were laughing at this condition,you`re either very immature or you have no heart!!
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Female 920
^ same. They are good dancers and I`m glad they got to go on boat
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Female 2,074
I loved when they were dancing, I loved to see how strong they are. I just loved those children.

It`s depressing, but to see their strength, it is also inspiring.

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Male 68
At first I thought I wasn`t gonna watch the whole thing but it just grabbed me and it was so interesting and such a sad story. I really admire those kids for their strength and their positive, upbeat vibe and the way they`re dealing with their disease. Watching this documentary made me look at life from a whole new perspective and I realize that all the stuff I complain and whine about is peanuts in comparison to the struggles this family has to face every day. My heart goes out to them and I hope they continue to live on making the best out of their situation. God bless...
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Male 12
Some of those kids are actually kind of cute.
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Female 14
yeah. the whole thing was amazing. it just makes me feel sad that people have to go through with that. makes you feel how lucky you are with what you have.
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Female 30
simply awful.
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Female 38
sad
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Female 145
kinda like in that Robin williams movie, "jack".? :]]
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Male 146
It was very sad, but I couldn`t stop laughing when one of the kids started talking...am I bad?
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Male 58
well you guys said it all, it`s very sad. I wish I could just give them kids a hug. Makes you notice that you really have little problems compared to that.
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Male 453
well there you go. 45 mins of sadness. i do feel sorry for the children but i also feel equally sorry for the parents you have to watch there children die of old age before them. i also think that its quite amazing that science can merely state that nature has made a spelling mistake in the design of our bodies
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Female 73
...i mean if i had that i will just cry all day
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Female 73
thats sad i feel sorry for those kids
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Female 797
|-( That`s sad. I watched about 10 minutes and I`d probably have nightmares if I saw anymore. My heart goes out to the family.
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Male 62
i hate that word "DISESE" or "DEFECT"
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Male 62
is it just me or do there heads look like short grey aliens. it could evultion as we will be breading like rabits if evry1 is like that
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Male 236
thats sad....things like that always seem to happen in india
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Male 1,385
watched the whole thing, can`t help feeling sorry for them.

did anyone else watch it to the end? where`s the next story?

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Female 280
i saw something like this on the discovery health channel, it`s really sad :/ they always seem positive about it though
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Male 1,647
KMeatPiLover: You`re intelligence is showing. `2020` is the title of a television show (or was). I don`t know if it is anymore. It wasn`t referring to a year.

mxchick617: That`s what I said, too. Maybe other cases of progeria, seeing how it`s so rare, is where the concept of `alien` came from. Big eyes, big heads, small mouths, small bodies that aren`t shaped just quite right..?

Overall: I watched the entire thing. Had to. It was `depressing`, especially if you didn`t watch the whole thing through.. but at the end the doctor noted how these children were strong spirited. They`ve offered themselves to study in hopes to help future children... what wonderful, innocent nobility right there. So often this is lost with adulthood. They`ve never known life like we have, and so while they `see` us as normal, the know `not` what normal feels like, so they don`t know what they`re missing, just like we don`t know -exactly- what they feel. That and they are living as fully as they can.

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Male 1,853
it still made me feel sad, in case anyone thinks im a heartless prick
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Male 1,853
i watched for about a minute
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Male 2,576
KMeatPiLover
ha.

I knew you`d be back. How can you still post with a closed account?

Is there an invisible Function on YT? Where is it?

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Female 1,784
poor things.
I remember seeing another show like this on tv. About a 14 year old boy who was friends with a 13 year old girl that had the same prob. They were tottally crushing on each other it was sweet. :)
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Female 694
I admire them... I truly admire them... Oh, and for those who are interested in that preview for next weeks show,here`s the link
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Male 1,521
Fkd up universe.
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Female 920
I`m gonna see all of it. It`s quite interesting. It`s pretty sad. :-( I really wish for the best of those kids.
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Female 190
Wooow!
I didn`t think that there was something like this..ever

I couldn`t watch it all...@_@

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Female 1,382
DAAAAAAAAANG they are scary!
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Male 160
that made me sad. Terrible.
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Male 1,263
poor kids
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Female 422
Can anyone say "Jack"!?
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Female 70
saw the first five mins...

they look like the aliens from mars attacks.

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Male 81
that was very interesting but normally when a docu like this is shown (for any disease/injury) there`s always some clousure, or "we have a cure" or some sort of happy ending, or even a "they`re going to try [this] and we will let you know what happened in a later show". for it to end like that was very depressing. I did not want to watch the whole thing but i did hoping there would be some happy ending.

Oh and whoever posted it, you should post the next week ep too that they showed at the end, about that 1.5 child that was born with 2 heads and torsos but only one set of limbs

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Male 126
build them robot bodies?
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Female 285
omg i feel so bad for all those poor children! they can never have normal lives or anything. that one girl said how she wasn`t allowed in people`s homes made me feel so terrible. i couldn`t even finish watching it when the said how their bones were decaying.
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Female 281
Those poor kids.
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Male 223
Hmmm....Sucks to be them I guess
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Male 2,513
20:42 Golem golem.
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Male 2,513
OMG the little progeria looks like golem!
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Female 322
Woah 45 minutes? I thought it couldn`t get any more depressing after the the lady kept sayin "frail".. "old".. "weak" in the first 4 minutes..Then she goes on and says 5 kids in the same family...So I couldn`t watch on ><.
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Male 280
45 minutes?! I aint watchin all that!
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Male 2,513
It`s a family of beetlejuices.
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Female 878
That was creepy.
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Female 670
This is horrible. It makes me very sad to know that there are people suffering like this.
I watched a movie not too long ago, I think it was called something like someone`s Oil. It was about a boy with brain decaying, and his mother and father spent all of their time trying to make him comfortable and cure him. It was terribly depressing, but a true story.
People who have to deal with this make me very sad, but I love how brave they are. As the doctor said, they don`t really have any other way to live.
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Female 1
The programme was on Channel 5!! It was about a girl called Hayley!! There will be another programme on about it too because there was a song written for her to raise money for progeria and it was sung by a children choir called Kids Choir 2000!!! They made a docu about it!!! Hayley is a lovely girl very brave and very lively!!!
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Female 1,025
i noeeee dude. :)

I POSTED IT! WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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Male 572
thats very sad
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Female 5
I watched it all.
This was very interesting.
I could NOT turn it off
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Female 2,552
If you think I will spend fourty-six minutes watching that your mistaken.
Wow..JACK!
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Male 99
man tht would be a bummer, to out live your children by so long.... they could buy ciggerets at age 5 :P one upside... j/k
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Male 144
I watched the whole thing too. Poor kids.
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Male 577
thank god the only illness i have is tourettes! thank you thank you thank you thank you god for only giving me tourettes (and im not kidding, i dont mind having tourettes)..... im just thankful cuz i dont have that condition, and i feel sorry for them kids...|-(
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Female 799
I`ve seen this on TV.
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Female 365
Aaw... i could only watch it for half an hour though. A bit too long.
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Female 223
I Saw a doctumentary about Progeria like a few years ago after watching Akira and getting freaked out by the little old children there..
It said that at the time the movue was made there were only about 30 kids with this condition all around the world, and it was said that they usualy die by the age of 8 at most and almost never reach puberty.
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Female 129
sunwavewind said: I saw another show on some american kids living with this a few years ago I think it was 2020.

hmmm... its the year 2007 not 2023

p.s i loveee KOALAMEATPIE

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Male 731
drat, poor kids :( this really made me sad
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Female 340
sorry kind to have to make a comparison here. Does anybody remember the move "Mac and me", it was and 80`s movie about an alien. Don`t they look like them? wow weird.
Yea but anyways, that was really sad, I remember seeing that on tv a few times...different cases of it. There was one show I was watching and they had a camp like thing that all the kids that have this disease could go to. I thought that was really nice.
Is it just me, or are most diseases and all that occur in foreign countries? I know there are some americans that have this disease, but I am talking in general.
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Male 312
Wow... I saw the whole thing. 48:05. I couldn`t turn it off. Just sad. drat.
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Female 302
those kids are strong, so strong, i hate to see them so hurt... when the little girl was like "I want to wear pretty dress and wear make up to be pretty like others" its kinda broke my heart. I bet she is like all teenage girl, i bet she have crush and wish to get marry... and the 17 guy seem smart, I bet he could have been good in school... and the youngest one, he will have to see his brother and sister die and know he is gonna be next... he is so full of energy...

yeah, that was a depressing 45 minutes

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Male 338
I saw something like that on another show but the people didn`t look deformed but looked truly like normal 70 year olds when they were in their twenties. It was because of polluted water or something.
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Female 7
oh i saw this on like maury or something.
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Female 690
Maybe i will watch it all when I have more time.
I saw another show on some american kids living with this a few years ago I think it was 2020.
That poor father having to go and find out his kids are dying.
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Female 302
rofl, they have to put subs because no one can understand their accents~!

Oh, and, boohoo-Sadness~

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Male 1,364
weird
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Male 42
amazing
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Female 426
I couldn`t watch anymore...
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Male 1,386
creepy and sad, i dont want to watch it |-(
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Male 803
f*cking depressing!! I watched it the whole way through thinking they were going to be... I dunno... better in some way or another
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Female 24
thats so sad. I feel really sorry for those parents
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Male 1,092
Yeah, i also saw it on TV, channel 4 i think
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Female 1,001
I remember seeing this documentary on tv. Really sad but the kids seem to be strong minded lil guys
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Male 810
very, very interesting.. i just finished it
maybe one of the most interesting documentarys of this type that i`ve watched before... and probably the only one thats actually made me sad
i can`t imagine being my age and having decaying bones... ughh, it must be horrible to die of that

at least there`s lots of research getting done, and god bless the genome project

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Female 601
I wasn`t going to sit though the entire thing, but I ended up doing so anyway. That`s sad... at least they enjoyed their life, though. Hopefully there`s a cure sometime in the future for things like that.

It was interesting how the particular type of progeria was unique to their family...

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Female 178
Aww that`s so sad! Poor kids :-(
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Male 810
way too long
i don`t have the attention span right now.. and should probably just go to bed
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Female 1,211
Thats sad.
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Female 1,172
Yeah progeria is sad. They usually live to 11 or so.
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Male 2,576
Will Continue Watching - There is one Unique case in medical hostory (So far) Where a 12 year old is stuck in the body (and brain) of a 1 year old baby.
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Female 472
It`s like that movie with Robin Williams, I think it`s called `Jack`.
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Male 72
that`s freaky.

its interesting too, but i don`t want to watch 45 minutes of it.

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Female 24
weird
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Female 1,025
Link: 80 year-old Children [Rate Link] - Children with a condition that makes them age rapidly.
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