Hope For Hayley
Forget your movie stars - apart from Remy, of course - and meet Hayley Okines, a little girl who suffers from Progeria, a rare illness which ages its sufferers eight years for every year of life. I saw a documentary about Haley in 2005 and was greatly impressed by her brave, chatty, matter-of-fact attitude. She is one terrific kid. Now nine years old, Haley has the body of a woman in her 70's. Time is running out for her, but there is a new drug which might offer a cure.... See Hope For Hayley on Wednesday 27 February at 9.00pm in Five TV's Extraordinary People series.