Stillwater family travels to Boston to help their young son
Thursday, November 3rd 2005, 1:08 pm
By: News On 6
The News on 6 first told you about Zachary Moore last year. He is a 3 year old Stillwater boy with progeria.
Zach and his family are bound for Boston for a research conference about the rare disorder. Progeria causes little Zachary's body to age far too quickly. It affects only one in every eight-million people and Zachary says he can't wait to meet more kids like him.
Zachâ€™s dad, Keith Moore: "He's really excited about meeting some kids that are facing similar changes that he is and bonding with them and their family."
The conference allows the Mooreâ€™s to participate in discussions with scientists and hear about the latest research on the disease.
Keith Moore says though the average life span of a child with progeria is 7 to 10 years, the latest DNA research is giving them hope for a cure.