TRAPPED IN AN OLD BODY
THE CHILDREN WHO AGE RAPIDLY
WHAT IS PROGERIA?
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
CHILDREN WITH PROGERIA WORLDWIDE
OF THEM LIVE ACROSS EUROPE
YEARS IS ASSUMED LIFE EXPECTANCY
SURVIVE TILL ADULTHOOD (30+)
THE SURE SIGNS
WHAT CHARACTERIZES PROGERIA?
When children with Progeria are born, they look like a completely healthy baby. But, around 8-18 months old, the parents notice something is not right. Through DNA tests they discover that their child is not like all others – and, that there is no cure.
“Enjoy your time with them”.
EVERY YEAR THE EUROPEAN CHILDREN WITH PROGERIA COME TOGETHER
In order for us to send out an official invitation to the European Progeria families to come for a reunion, everything has to be in place up front. This takes a lot of effort and kind souls, and we are dependent on people like you to make reunions a reality. We work very hard to make this an unforgettable experience.
The families come from all over Europe, and are dependent on direct flights from where they live to Oslo, due to their sick child.
To accommodate all of the children and their families (160 people), we need 65 hotel rooms, plus an activity room at the hotel.
We need transportation from/to the airport for all families, and 2 buses to/from all activities during the reunion.
FOOD & DRINKS
Nobody should be hungry during our reunion, so a lot of food and drinks are consumed during our 6 days together!
100% UP FRONT
It important for both the Progeria child, and their family members, with reunions. To be able to talk to others who understand just what you are going through, is priceless.
We arrange a week of fantastic adventures and activities for them, and do everything to make sure they forget about the illness when they come to the reunion.
Many of the families struggle financially, because having a sick child takes such a toll. When we invite them in to the reunions, we make sure everything is paid for, so they don't have to worry about a thing - and just be able to relax for a whole week. There are many kind souls who help us when we arrange reunions - and YOU could be one of them!
YOU CAN MAKE A WISH COME TRUE!
With your contribution, children living with Progeria have a chance to fulfil their biggest wishes in life. Every little helps. Thank you!