Sep 192013
 

Life According to Sam Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, USA 90 min
Link to trailer: Life According to Sam
Screening Sunday, September 22nd at 4:30 PM
Firehouse Center for the Arts

Life SamLife According to Sam is about one family’s courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal disease, progeria. The average age of death from progeria is 13, there is no treatment, and no cure. Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns are set on changing this. When their son Sam, now 16 years old, was diagnosed with progeria at age two, doctors told Leslie and Scott to enjoy Sam while they could. They refused to believe this was the answer. In less than a decade, their advances have led to identifying the gene at fault, creating the first drug trials for treatment, and revealing the amazing discovery that progeria is linked to the aging process in all of us.

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