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Life According to Sam (2013)

A moving look at a couple's inspiring efforts to save their only son Sam from the rare and fatal premature-aging disease of progeria.

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Sean Fine, Andrea Nix (as Andrea Nix Fine)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Sam Berns Sam Berns ... Self
Leslie Gordon Leslie Gordon ... Self
Scott Berns Scott Berns ... Self
Francis Collins ... Self - Director, National Institutes of Health (archive footage) (as Dr. Francis Collins)
Audrey Gordon Audrey Gordon ... Self
Sumaria Sumaria ... Self
Priya Priya ... Self
Niccolo Niccolo ... Self
Sammy Sammy ... Self
Megan Megan ... Self
Devin Devin ... Self
Zoe Zoe ... Self
Dave Matthews ... Self
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'Life According to Sam' is about one family's courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal disease, progeria. The average age of death from progeria is 13, there is no treatment, and no cure. Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns are set on changing this. When their son Sam, now 16 years old, was diagnosed with progeria at age two, doctors told Leslie and Scott to enjoy Sam while they could. They refused to believe this was the answer. In less than a decade, their advances have led to identifying the gene at fault, creating the first drug trials for treatment, and revealing the amazing discovery that progeria is linked to the aging process in all of us. Written by Anonymous

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Sam passed away from his illness at the age of 17 See more »

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Insipiring
24 February 2020 | by vuks-53375See all my reviews

This movie deserves more attention and more awarness for such hard disease. I watch movie as 20-old, and i can only imagine how much strength these parents must have.

As they say 'Healthy man have 100 wishes, sick man only one' .


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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