Sam Berns

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Birthday
23, 1996
Birthplace
Providence, RI
Death Date
Jan 10, 2014 (17)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1996
Birthplace
Providence, RI
Death Date
Jan 10, 2014 (17)

About

Activist whose struggle with a disease called progeria was documented in an HBO special titled Life According to Sam. Throughout his short life, he promoted awareness of his rare disorder.

Before Fame

He was diagnosed with progeria, a disease that causes premature aging and early death, when he was just over a year old.

Trivia

Life According to Sam was screened at the 2013 Sundance film festival.

Family Life

His mother and father, both pediatricians, established the Progeria Research Foundation.

Associated With

He became friends with Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara in 2006 and performed the ceremonial dropping of the puck at a Bruins game in 2013.