Boy, 11, suffers from condition that makes his body age 8 times faster than normal

Boy, 11, suffers from condition that makes his body age 8 times faster than normal

- Boy suffers from condition that ages his body eight times faster than normal

- Doctors say he suffers from a very rare condition called Progeria

- The disease is, unfortunately, incurable and most victims die by age 13 on average

If you meet Shreyash Barmate for the first time, you would be forgiven for mistaking him for someone’s grandfather. For your information, he is only 11 years old.

Barmate, who comes from Madhya Pradesh, India, suffers from an extremely rare condition known as Progeria. Experts say this condition affects a paltry 150 kids in the world.

According to the existing medical literature, the condition is known to restrict normal growth and can accelerate child’s growth up to eight times faster than normal .

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Boy, 11, suffers from condition that makes his body age 8 times faster than normal

Shreyash Barmate, who lives in Madhya Pradesh, has wrinkles and is bald because of progeria.Photo: The Sun.

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Unfortunately, Progeria is incurable and victims die at around 13 years of age on average. This means Barmate has two years left to live. But despite how scary that sounds, the boy still wants to live a normal life and even has dreams.

“I am aware of my condition. I am okay with it because there is nothing I can do. But the condition has not thwarted my dream of becoming a singer,” he told The Sun.

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Boy, 11, suffers from condition that makes his body age 8 times faster than normal

The keen singer has refused to let his condition hold him back and remains positive about the future - despite being expected to die in just two years.Photo:The Sun.

His dad, Arvind Barmate, says he is a talented singer , can play instruments and his condition has never held him back.

Boy, 11, suffers from condition that makes his body age 8 times faster than normal

Shreyash, who has a twin unaffected by the condition, has not been victimised by cruel strangers for his unusual appearance.Photo: The Sun.

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