What is aging in Sam Berns, is aging in all of us. But in Sam’s body,
the process is rapidly accelerated. When Sam was diagnosed with progeria
at age two, his parents, Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns refused
to accept that they would lose their son by age 13, the average age of
death of a child with this disease. Eleven years later, Sam is 13 and
his parents’ incredible race to save their son, has led to testing the
first experimental drug that might prolong the lives of Sam and 28 other
children from around the world that share this disease. Their
discoveries may one day shed light on unlocking the aging process in us
all. Life According to Sam is an inspiring film about the power of
family and how we make the most of our lives in the time we are given.
Sam Berns died at age 17 on January 10, 2014. See: Sam Berns/C2S.
This is an HBO film. I will try to find out how to obtain a copy. Not available on NetFlix yet.