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Monday Morning Coffee with Alejandro Gutierrez

Sedona Eye - 26 Jun 2017
His medical diagnosis says, “Failure to thrive,” but that's a lie. Few people you'll ever meet thrive like Sam Berns. Ask Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. “I get to meet a lot of people in my life,” Kraft says. “But I've never met ...
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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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Founders Day celebrates town history, historian

The Sun Chronicle - 01 Jun 2017
As examples of Foxboro's community spirit in the present, Authelet listed the community coming together to fund the new flagpole on the Common and the yet-to-be-finished Sam Berns Field. “Year after year after year we do something that reaches out to ...
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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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Dick Jokes Take Precedence Over Politics In "Spectravagasm X"

Willamette Week - 21 Jun 2017
Berns, Tidd, Jim Vadala and Jessi Walters play "Portland zombies" who only eat vegan brains. There are some amusing one-liners, like when Vadala tells us in a menacing zombie voice that while he doesn't exclusively eat the brains of vegans, "it's ...
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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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Foxborough teen who battled progeria dies

Boston Globe - 12 Jan 2014
Sam Berns was scheduled to serve as an honorary captain at Saturday night's New England Patriots playoff game. Instead, the team planned to hold a moment of silence before the game in his honor. The Foxborough high school student, whose battle with ...
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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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Priory's Hanley ready to take on challenge of all-star game - 23 Jun 2017
Priory's Will Hanley (4), Priory's Charlie Berns (11) and Lutheran South's Carl Paetow (17) sprint for the ball in a game between Lutheran South and Priory on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Priory in Creve Coeur, Mo. Ben Loewnau,
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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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Classmates pay tribute to Sam Berns with memorial garden - 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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A los 17 años, murió el "Benjamin Button" de la vida real

Diario de Cuyo - 30 May 2017
Es que Sam Berns, un joven que residía en Foxborough, Massachusetts, fue diagnosticado con progeria a los 22 meses de vida y tras una larga batalla con la enfermedad, falleció a los 17 años. La progeria es una extraña condición genética de la infancia ...
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My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic

YouTube - 03 Feb 2010
Sam Berns is a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he has achieved highest honors and is currently a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts ...
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Long-lasting tribute to Sam Berns

The Sun Chronicle - 09 Sep 2015
Last year's official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Sam Berns Community Field at Foxboro High School included friends and family of Sam Berns. From left: Megan Ennis, Kyle Newcomb, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Sam;s father Dr. Scott Berns, ...
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Camp experience inspires former employees to start business together

Canadian Jewish News (blog) - 29 Aug 2016
TORONTO – When Noah Borer, from Ottawa, and Sam Berns, from Toronto, were working together at Camp Kadimah in Halifax, N.S., the two were tasked with creating a promotional video that would boost the camp's social profile in a fun yet professional way ...
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Foxborough High Senior Gift to Memorialize Sam Berns - 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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