Hayley Okines aged during 8 times a normal rate
Hayley Okines, who became famous as a “100-year-old teenager” since of a singular genetic condition that done her age during 8 times a normal rate, died Thursday in England. She was 17.
Her mother, Kerry, announced her death in a Facebook post.
“My baby has left somewhere better. She took her final exhale in my arms during 9:39 p.m.,” Kerry wrote.
Hayley, from Bexhill in East Sussex, had recently been treated in a sanatorium for pneumonia though had returned home on a day she died, a BBC reports.
In her 2012 autobiography, Old Before My Time, Hayley described what it was like vital with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, that causes accelerated aging.
“The easiest approach to explain it is it’s like my physique is 100 years aged when we am indeed 14. But we don’t like it when people call me old, since we don’t feel like we am 100 years old,” she wrote.
At a time, she pronounced she wasn’t disturbed about dying. “They pronounced a Titanic wouldn’t penetrate though it did, so that proves experts can be wrong and we wish to infer a doctors wrong,” she wrote.
Indeed, she lived years longer than many doctors approaching after undergoing pioneering drug treatments in a U.S.
“Sometimes people ask me if we could have 3 wishes, would we wish we didn’t have progeria? And we contend no,” Hayley wrote. “My life with progeria is full of complacency and good memories. Deep inside we am no opposite from anyone. We are all human.”
The Progeria Research Foundation posted a tribute to Hayley on a Facebook page.
“The whole Progeria family mourns together with many as we contend goodbye to Hayley Okines, a smart, pleasing and energetic English Rose, who upheld divided currently during age 17,” a post reads. “Gone from a sight, though never a memories, left from a hold though never a hearts … We will skip you.”
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