New hope in fight against progeria

13-year-old Hana Hwang with progeria, a fatal disease which rapidly ages children, limiting their life-span, was visited by her 'hero', Selena Gomez whi.

Microbiologist Richard Draman needs to find a cure for progeria, a rare genetic disorder, especially of early childhood, characterized by premature aging. His daughter has progeria, and he must find a way to save her. The husband of another scientist

Laura Penny of Verona came to talk about Progeria, a fatal "premature aging" disease that afflicts children such as her 2-year-old daughter Zoey. The children affected by Progeria die of heart disease at an average age of 13 years, the same heart

In a moving video, 13-year-old progeria patient Hana Hwang thanks pop star (and girlfriend of Justin Bieber) Selena Gomez for stopping by her hospital room for a surprise visit in December. Hana is one of only 10 children in the United States that has

WATCH: 13-Year-Old With Progeria Thanks Selena Gomez.