When Sam was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with a very rare disease called progeria, which causes rapid aging and other debilitating side effects.
About three months before he passed away, 17-year-old Sam Berns gave a powerful speech about the difficulties he has faced in his life as a result of his disease, but more importantly he discusses his strategies for overcoming them.
Below you can listen to the speech he gave at a TEDx conference.
“No matter your obstacles, live a happy life.”
— Sam Berns