Meet Hana Hwang, a 13-year-old who suffers from progeria. This condition causes children to age eight to ten times faster than the average person. It is a non-curable ailment and only 10 such cases exist in the US. Such kids survive on average just 13 years, Hana’s age.
“Progeria is an extremely rare genetic condition wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at an early age. The word progeria comes from the Greek words “pro,” meaning “before”, and “géras”, meaning “old age”. The disorder has very low incidences and occurs in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births. Those born with progeria typically live to their mid teens and early twenties. It is a genetic condition that occurs as a new mutation, and is rarely inherited. Although the term progeria applies strictly speaking to all diseases characterized by premature aging symptoms, and is often used as such, it is often applied specifically in reference to Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS).” – Wikipedia.
This YouTube video was shared by nross33. This YouTuber was watching the news when he managed to capture the cutest blooper ever. A small head started moving at the bottom of the screen as NBC LA’s traffic reporter was giving a low down on the streets. Finally, you see that the tiny head is actually that of his adorable daughter. The reporter lovingly scoops her up and the father-daughter duo waves at the camera together!
Known as the ‘Animal Whisperer, a man called ‘Willy’ threw caution to the wind as he struggled to save the young great white shark which had washed over the shore with a hook in it’s mouth.
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The LA County Sherriff’s office released a video that shows a Chihuahua foiling a robbery attempt on a store earlier this month.
The attempted robbery took place in a store in Altadena when two men wearing hooded jackets and armed with rifles ran in the store and demanded money. The Chihuahua which was apparently engraged by this barked and tried to bite one of the robbers. MORE
Christopher Wallace, or Notorious BIG as he was known as, was killed in a drive by shooting at a party in Los Angeles, California on March 9, 1997. Now, almost a decade and a half later, a suspect currently jailed at a Federal prison has come forward and accepted that he knows who murdered the famed rapper who was caught in the east coast-west coast rap war. MORE
In news none too shocking, Shannon Brown officially opted out of his contract with the Lakers and became a free agent. This decision doesn’t rule out another go around with the Lakers, but the odds feel low. For two consecutive seasons, Shannon faded over the second half, perhaps revealing himself a bad fit. Plus, the organization appeared to anticipate a parting of the ways. As Shannon noted, two guards were drafted in the second round. Even if Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock aren’t quite seasoned enough to replicate his role, thematically, it feels like handwriting on the wall. MORE
As if there needed to be yet another compelling reason not to do cocaine other than the high, the expense and the fact that no one wants to be anywhere near a coke fiend, now you can add “It rots your face off” to the list.
Cocaine cut with the veterinary drug levamisole could be the culprit in a flurry of flesh-eating disease in New York and Los Angeles. MORE
The curvaceous brunette was clad in a lilac gown and held on tightly to 71-year-old Pacino’s hand. Perhaps she has also inspired him to indulge his youthful side – Pacino was seen sporting a black headband holding back his age-defying dark hair. MORE
Pop star Pink is a proud mommy of a baby girl!
The three time Grammy winner was born Alecia Beth Moore, 31, gave birth to daughter, Willow Sage Hart, on Thursday in Los Angeles… and of course announced the news through Twitter. MORE