Girl who aged EIGHT times faster than her friends dies, aged eight

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Lucy Parke’s family has paid tribute to her with a poem saying all they have left now are photos and videos

The family of Lucy Parke has confirmed the death of the eight-year-old girl

A ‘precious’ little girl with a rare condition that left her ageing eight times faster than her friends has died aged eight, her family has confirmed.

Lucy Parke was diagnosed with Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome – more commonly known as Progeria – shortly after birth.

The rare genetic condition is believed to affect just one in four million people and tends to present symptoms resembling aspects of ageing from a very early age.

The brave youngster’s mum, Stephanie, posted a message on Facebook to let friends and supporters know her daughter had passed away, unable to fight for life any longer, Belfast Live reports.

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