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Life's short, make the most of it

Belgian Michiel Vandeweer, 19, suffers from progeria. Despite the limitations and the negative effects of the disease, Michiel tries to enjoy his life to the fullest, even though he realises that most people with his condition die around the age of 14. His condition forms no barrier between him and his dreams: being a DJ, getting his drivers’ license or getting a job. With this attitude, Michiel hopes to be a source of inspiration to everyone around him.

Michiel draws strength from three things

support from family and friends,


inspiring others

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