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Hayley Okines Dies From Progeria At 17

Arrington, United Kingdom – Hayley Okines was world famous for being one of the most widely known cases of Progeria. She may have only been 17 years old, but he appeared to have the body of a 100 year old lady. Her medical condition caused her body to age at an unnatural rate, which made her look much older than she really was. From a young age, her case drew attention from the press and from television shows who wanted to use her as the front runner to build awareness of Progeria.

Hayley Okines Dies From Progeria At 17

Hayley Okines Dies At 17

Hayley Okines dies at the age of 17, after suffering her entire life from Progeria. (Image from Facebook)

Hayley always claimed that she felt just like an ordinary girl, and that despite her old looks she claimed to not feel older than her years. Her family cherished their time with her, understanding that people with her condition do not live to very old ages. She was hopeful that somehow she would be different, but unfortunately she succumbed to her disease. At the age of 17 years old she passed away in her mother’s arms.

In recent months she suffered from severe medical conditions and illness, and spent her last days at home attempting to rest peacefully before her death. Years ago when family members found out that her life was expected to by cut short by her disease, they made a conscious effort to make the most of her years. Her family took Hayley around the world, and she enjoyed many visits with celebrities and dignitaries. Her high profile case made her a minor celebrity in her own right, as some may recognize her from some of the medical documentaries that she took a part of.

She official died from complications from pnuemonia. Due to her weakened body and immune system, Hayley became unable to fight off diseases any longer, much like many people who are older.

Hayley Okines Dies From Progeria At 17.

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