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December 3, 1997 - April 2, 2015
East Sussex, England
| Age 17
The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — A campaigner who raised awareness of the rare genetic condition progeria, which causes those affected to age about eight times faster than average, has died at age 17.
The U.S.-based Progeria Research Foundation said Hayley Okines, from East Sussex in England, died Thursday at her home. It didn't provide more details.
The group's executive director Audrey Gordon praised Okines for her participation in drug trials and research that helped...
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