Linda had no idea she possessed the progeria gene when she gave birth to her children, Tiffany and Chad, three years apart.
She had never shown any signs or symptoms of progeria, a devastating genetic abnormality known as “Benjamin Button illness.” It accelerates the aging process in comparison to the average individual.
Tiffany and Chad were both born with the disease, yet they appeared to be healthy and normal at the time of their birth.
Linda couldn’t help but notice that the siblings were much shorter and smaller than their classmates as they grew older. Even so, no one seemed to notice.
Doctors began taking a closer look after Chad started having heart problems and frequent broken bones.
According to the Progeria Research Foundation, there are only about 200 cases of progeria documented each year, and individuals who have it seldom live past the age of 12.
Chad died of the condition when he was 38 years old. The family was terrified that his older sister, Tiffany, would be the next to perish.
Tiffany, who is now in her mid-40s and lives in Ohio, is thought to be the oldest living person with progeria, according to experts.
Tiffany has suffered from tooth decay, hair loss, wrinkled skin, joint stiffness, and heart difficulties as a result of progeria, but the death of her brother has opened her eyes to the immense possibilities of life.
As you’ll see, this amazing and inspiring woman goes about her daily routine as regularly as possible. Although she does not consider herself a miracle, the medical community disagrees.