Monday 16 November 2015

Hayley Okines,1997–2015 (English girl with progeria, an extremely rare aging disease)

* Hayley Okines was known for spreading awareness of progeria, a genetic disease that caused her to age eight times faster than the average person.

Although the average life expectancy for sufferers is 13 years, Hayley was part of a drug trial that had seen her surpass doctors' predictions of her projected lifespan.

However, she died on 2 April 2015 at the age of 17 due to complications of pneumonia, having lived four years beyond doctors' initial predictions.


BIRTH DATA: Hayley Leanne Okines, 3 December 1997, 14:50 (2:50 pm) GMT (+0), St Leonards-on-Sea, England (50n51, 00e34). ASC: 21 Taurus. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes her mother in Old Before My Time: Hayley Okines' Life with Progeria by Hayley Okines, Kerry Okines, and Alison Stokes (Accent, 2011): "1997 ... at Hastings Conquest Hospital ... I will never forget the moment - 2.50 p.m. on Wednesday December 3 - when Rita the midwife laid my baby on my tummy."

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