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Duo's debut film has satire, music and a dog — sort of

Canadian Jewish News (blog) - 24 Apr 2018
A pair of new, young filmmakers will be screening their first feature film at Toronto's Regent Theatre on May 9. A Dog in Paris, written, directed and produced by Sam Berns, 25, and Aaron Alter, 24, both of Thornhill, Ont., reflects the coming of age ...
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BOYS' LACROSSE: Unbeaten at the start

The Sun Chronicle - 12 Apr 2018
Despite it being only the third game of the spring season, Foxboro High boys' lacrosse coach Matt Noone was very impressed with the Warriors dominating Hockomock League win over Canton High on Monday. “We usually play them tight,” Noone said after the ...
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North Shore News in Brief

The Salem News - 29 Mar 2018
The $2,000 Sam Berns scholarship will be awarded to a student who, in addition to demonstrating community service, also had personal obstacles to overcome. Application packages are available at and must be submitted by Sunday ...
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Sam Berns Community Field Stands, Track Heading To Town Meeting - 27 Feb 2018
FOXBOROUGH, MA — The Sam Berns Community Field project could be closer to completion by the Annual Town Meeting, school officials said. The funding for the stands, press box, and an eight-lane track will be voted on at the yearly meeting as a capital ...
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Salk Middle School 2017-18 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

ECM Publishers - 23 Apr 2018
Rose Alexander, Syeda Amir, Annelie Amme-Keller, Piper Anderson, Cooper Anderson, Kellen Anderson, Madalyn Anderson, Dorcas Aroloye, Leila Bakri, Chloe Bantz, Madalyn Berns, Carter Bloom, Thomas Byman, Gabrielle Carlson, Vincent Carlson, Malorie Chock ...
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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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The top 10 audiobooks on

WTOP - 27 Mar 2018
West Cork by Sam Bungey and Jennifer Forde, narrated by Sam Bungey andn Jennifer Forde (Audible Originals). 2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(asterisk)ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson, narrated by Roger Wayne ...
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Beloved teen Sam Berns dies at 17 after suffering from rare disease

CNN International - 12 Jan 2014
Saturday night could have been a moment for Sam Berns to celebrate -- standing in the middle of Gillette Stadium, flanked by some of his beloved New England Patriots, and no doubt cheered heartily by the nearly 70,000 fans surrounding him. But it wasn ...
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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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Living memorial being built as tribute to Sam Berns

WCVB Boston - 10 Sep 2015
A living memorial is being constructed as a tribute to Sam Berns, the 17-year-old Foxborough teen who died from the aging disease progeria in 2014. Precocious wisdom: Remembering life of Sam Berns. Advertisement. Related Content. Precocious wisdom ...
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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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Classmates pay tribute to Sam Berns with memorial garden - 10 Sep 2015
Foxborough High School's Class of 2015 is establishing a garden in memory of their classmate Sam Berns, who lost his battle with progeria, the accelerated aging disease, in January 2014., according to The Sun Chronicle. The garden, complete with an “S ...
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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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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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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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