Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Josiah Viera Is An Inspiration

Josiah Viera Is An Inspiration:
Josiah Viera is a typical six year old boy. Josiah Viera loves baseball and got the once and a lifetime chance to play with the Philadelphia Phillies. Josiah Viera though is anything but typical. Standing only 27 inches tall and weighing just 15 pounds, Josiah Viera is an extraordinary boy.

Two months after Josiah was born his mother noticed that he wasn’t gaining any weight so her doctor referred her to a specialist, and just after his first birthday he was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome.

Progeria is a rare genetic disease that causes accelerated aging in children. In an interview with ESPN, his mother, Jennifer, said “It’s hard to explain being a mom or a parent and knowing that potentially you’re going to outlive your child,”


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