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17-Year-Old Trapped In A 100 Year Old's Body Passes Away From A Heartbreaking Disease

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Three years ago, Hayley Okines was part of a documentary chronicling her genetic condition that caused her to age prematurely. She suffered from progeria, a rare disease that ages the body eight times its normal rate.

Yesterday, the 17-year-old sadly passed away in the arms of her mother Kerry Okines, who posted on Facebook last night:

"My baby girl has gone somewhere better. She took her last breath in my arms at 9.39pm x."

Hayley became well known after she starred in World's Oldest Teenager: Extraordinary People, where at 17 years old, she had the body of a 105-year-old. Kerry spoke about the hell of living with her daughter's disease in a 2013 interview

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Life According To Sam Teenager With Rare Aging Disorder Dies At Age 17

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17-year-old Sam Berns passed away this weekend after his highly publicized lifelong battle with a rare aging disease.

The New England native had a genetic disorder known as

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