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DA Morrissey hosts Medway High at Peer Leadership Conference

Milford Daily News - 23 Oct 2017
“I have to thank Marc and Ivie Cremer, and Sam's parents Scott Berns and Leslie Gordon for being part of the conference,” Morrissey said. “Their connection to the students in the room, not too different in age from the children they have lost, was very ...
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HS FIELD HOCKEY: Daly does it all for streaking Warriors

The Sun Chronicle - 26 Oct 2017
All the senior attacker accomplished Wednesday on the damp turf at Sam Berns Field was scoring the match-winning goal and assisting on four other first-half goals by Foxboro in a 5-0 blanking of North Attleboro in the Hockomock League match.
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BOYS' SOCCER: Unbeaten streak remains; North takes Davenport

The Sun Chronicle - 26 Oct 2017
“It was just one of those games,” said Foxboro coach Joe Franchino after the Warriors departed from Sam Berns Community Field with a 1-1 tie against Canton High on Tuesday, senior Ryan Kelley tallying the lone goal for the Warriors. With the Foxboro ...
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Sam Berns, 17, Public Face of a Rare Illness, Is Dead

New York Times - 14 Jan 2014
Sam Berns, a Massachusetts high school junior whose life with the illness progeria was the subject of a documentary film recently shortlisted for an Academy Award, died on Friday in Boston. He was 17. His death, from complications of the disease, was ...
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Sam Berns, Remarkable 17-Year-Old with Rare Aging Disease, Dies

People Magazine - 03 Apr 2015
Sam Berns, a charismatic and inspirational Massachusetts boy with progeria, a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process, died Friday after complications from the condition, the Progeria Research Foundation announced. “To me, he was a ...
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Sam Berns continues to inspire

The Boston Globe - 22 Feb 2016
In death, as in life, Sam Berns is an inspiration. A TEDx talk the Foxborough high school student gave before his death is one of 15 TEDx talks from around the world being featured by TED as it celebrates reaching 1 billion views. (Sam's talk has been ...
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Progeria Teams Raising $$ for Clinical Trial

Rare Disease Report - 08 Jun 2017
The Progeria Research Foundation, founded by Drs Scott Berns and Leslie Gordon, parents of Progeria patient Sam Berns, has completed a clinical study showing the drug lonafarnib, a farnesyltransferase inhibitor, may provide some benefit to progeria ...
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A class act in honor of Foxboro's Sam Berns

The Sun Chronicle - 05 Dec 2015
FOXBORO - If there were two words to describe last Saturday's dedication of the memorial garden to Sam Berns on a cool, drizzly afternoon, they would be "love" and "community." "This is truly a labor of love," School Superintendent Debbie Spinelli told ...
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Living memorial being built as tribute to Sam Berns

WCVB Boston - 10 Sep 2015
Berns would have been a member of the Class of 2015 at Foxborough High School, and his friends are creating a garden near the scoreboard of the Sam Berns Community Field, the Sun Chronicle reported. The garden will have an S-shaped walkway that ...
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Progeria Research Foundation Hits Three Milestones

Rare Disease Report - 03 Oct 2017
Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Drs. Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns, the parents of Progeria patient Sam Berns. Progeria is an accelerated aging disorder due to the accumulation of the protein progerin ...
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Classmates pay tribute to Sam Berns with memorial garden

Boston.com - 10 Sep 2015
The garden, complete with an “S'' shaped walkway in honor of the young man who became the public face for the rare genetic disease, will be installed near the scoreboard of the Sam Berns Community Field, according to the report. Patriots owner Robert ...
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Sam Berns, an ordinary kid with extraordinary bravery

Boston Globe - 16 Jan 2014
Sam Berns was trapped in a prematurely aging body, but to hear his voice was to be reminded that he was a teenager — with a teenager's syntax, a teenager's interests, and a teenager's sense of possibility. In the opening minutes of “Life According to ...
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Scientists discover method to rejuvenate aging human cells

National Post - 02 Aug 2017
Sam Berns, 17, died in 2014 of complications from progeria. TEDx / YouTube. The new research focused on telomeres, which are found at the end of chromosomes. Cooke likened a telomere to the tip of a shoelace, holding the chromosome together.
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Life According To Sam Berns

MedPage Today - 18 Oct 2013
This was the news given to Drs. Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns 13 years ago. Their son Sam was diagnosed with Progeria (sometimes called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome), a rare genetic condition that produces rapid aging in children.
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Rare Diseases – in Honor of Sam Berns

Scientific American (blog) - 14 Jan 2014
Two cases this week highlight some of the difficulties surrounding rare and orphan diseases. First, Sam Berns, age 17, just died from his progressive genetic disease, progeria, which causes very rapid and premature aging. By Judy Stone on January 14, 2014.
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Priory soccer team trusts process to the Final Four

KSDK - 02 Nov 2017
Under longtime head coach John Mohrmann, the Rebels caught fire and roll into this weekend's Missouri Class 3 semifinals against Southern Boone. The team adopted the motto made famous by former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie; ...
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Foxborough High Senior Gift to Memorialize Sam Berns

Patch.com - 28 Apr 2015
Plans for the memorial call for a garden area along with a plaque at Foxborough High School's Sam Berns Community Turf Field. Given what Berns meant to the community, Sepe said they were aiming to create something that told visitors what he meant to ...

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