Meet Lindsay

     Lindsay Ratcliffe is a young girl living with Progeria.  This video truly allows you to see how fully Lindsay  is living her life and letting little stand in her way.  At five years old, Lindsay attends school and plays just like other children her age.  Her parents remain hopeful as the community rallies in support.

     Lindsay’s family was interviewed by FOX-2 and appears in this news video from May, 2009.  FOX 2’s Deena Centofanti has more:

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     Experts do not believe Progeria is hereditary.  In children with Progeria, the cell nucleus is a dramatically different shape (bottom right) than the cell nucleus in healthy individuals (top right) as demonstrated below:

Image from MedicalNewsToday.com

This image gives you a better sense of the science behind Progeria and what causes this genetic condition in 45 children across the globe.

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One Response

  1. Thanks for writing about Lindsay. I first learned about her on 20/20 the other night and I’m so amazed by her and her spirit. She’s incredible!

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