Old Before My Time
Hayley Okines' Life with Progeria
Hayley Okines and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Hayley Okines is like no other 13-year-old schoolgirl.
In Old Before My Time, Hayley and her mum Kerry reflect on her unusual life. Share Hayley’s excitement as she travels the world meeting her pop heroes Kylie, Girls Aloud and Justin Bieber and her sadness as she loses her best friend to the disease at the age of 11.
Now as she passes the age of 13 – the average life expectancy for a child with progeria – Hayley talks frankly about her hopes for the future and her pioneering drug trials in America which could unlock the secrets of ageing for everyone...
Honest and Heartfelt - a must read.
Written by both Hayley and her Mum this book is so open and honest - revealing exactly what it is like to live with progeria. Hayley is very bright and engaging - this is far from a misery memoir but an uplifting book that shows how a loving family cope and deal with her very rare condition.
Life can be tough sometimes, but this book shows that anything is possible with unconditional love and support. Have tissues ready though.
Wow.. but don't forget the tissues!
Inspiring, sad, happy, amazing, humbling, courageous, are just some of the words you think of when reading this fantastic book.
Its one of those books where you want to find out where it ends but at the same time you want it to go on and on so you know that Hayley is still being a teenager and living life her way.
Good luck Hayley you are an amazing young lady x