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  • FILE - This undated photo provided by HBO shows Sam Berns, the subject of the HBO documentary, "Life According to Sam," center, with his parents, Leslie Gordon, left, and Scott Berns. The Foxborough School Committee on Monday, March 3, 2014 approved naming a new athletic field at Foxborough High School in honor of Berns, the former student who died of a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process. (AP Photo/HBO, Sean Fine, File)

    Athletic field to be named after Mass. teen

    The Foxborough School Committee has approved naming a new athletic field at the high school in honor of the former student who died of a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process.

  • Funeral held for Mass. teen who had aging disorder

    Hundreds of people, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, attended the funeral Tuesday of a Massachusetts teenager whose battle with a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process inspired professional athletes and spurred medical research.

  • Mass. boy whose premature aging inspired film dies

    A teenager whose battle with a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process became the subject of an HBO documentary has died. Sam Berns was 17.

  • Mass. teen who stirred NFL team, documentary, dies

    Sam Berns, a Massachusetts boy whose battle with a rare and fatal genetic condition that accelerates the aging process inspired the New England Patriots players and was the subject of an HBO documentary "Life According to Sam," has died. He was 17.

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