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Did Hayley Okines die in 2014?

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As of January 2015, Hayley Okines is still living, according to Best Daily. Hayley Okines suffers from Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, an extremely rare genetic condition that causes an individual to age approximately eight times as quickly as normal. Patients who suffer from Hutchinson-Gilford progeria are often not expected to survive childhood.

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Hutchinson-Gilford progeria is also characterized by a lack of growth and a distinctive facial appearance that includes large eyes, a thin nose, protruding ears and a small chin, the U.S. National Library of Medicine states. Hardening of the arteries occurs in patients with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, and it makes them much more prone to a heart attack or stroke.

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