Sam Berns is a junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he has achieved highest honors and is currently a percussion section leader in the high school marching band.
He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
Sam was diagnosed with progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of two. He is featured in the documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx brings you Sam’s story as he explains his philosophy for a happy life.
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