BENEFITING: The Progeria Research Foundation, Inc.
Progeria is a rare gentic disease that involves rapid aging in children. Worldwide there is an estimate of 200-250 children known to have Progeria. Children diagnosed with Progeria live to be about 13 years old because there is no cure. As many of you guys know I am a Chemistry Pre-Med Major at South Alabama and after I complete my undergrad I will be going to med school where not only do I want to be a Neonatologist but I have the hopes of finding the cure for Progeria. This is a cause that I fully believe in and want other to be aware of. Progeria due to the fact that it is so rare no one has heard of what it is or know anything about the disease other than the children poses qualities that a senior citizen has. I am fighting to raise awareness of this disease and I hope everyone else will too.