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The 20/20 on ABC was a tear jerker. It's a typical reaction from a 2-year-old who loves basketball. But Lindsay is a unique girl. She was born with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, known as progeria or HGPS. Many people may not know the disease because it's so rare: Only 40 to 45 cases are known worldwide.
Still Beautiful - "Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don't see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. "But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand" The Velveteen Rabbit
The suffering of smallpox. This child was infected with the disease in 1973. Humans have aggressively worked toward the extinction of many species of viruses and bacteria in the cause of disease eradication. The smallpox virus, which once wiped out most of the native population of North America, is now extinct in the wild, although samples are retained in laboratory settings. The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed on October 26, 1977.