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Beloved teen Sam Berns died Friday, at age 17, after suffering from a rare genetic disease that causes premature, accelerated aging called progeria. Sam touched so many hearts with his positive outlook and “can-do” attitude. Check out his inspiring TED talk: My philosophy for a happy life.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Russell
    January 19, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    Thank you Mr. Berns for your inspiring talk.
    You are doing the Lord’s work in the next life and smiling down at us.
    My prayers and support go out to your family and friends.
    Enclosed is a goal poem for inspiration, teaching poem and one on music and love.
    Russell

    Best of Luck On Your Goals

    I am sure you will accomplish the many goals you set out to achieve.
    You are a determined smart and independent individual that is fair and compassionate.
    You are outgoing and get along well with others.
    Even though life throws us curves, you will stay on course and bring sunshine to others even when the rain clouds are storming.
    I wish you the best in all you do.

    A Guide A Teacher

    Motivates by assisting and teaching others to be their best.
    Educating today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.
    Has words of wisdom.
    Like a sailor on a voyage.
    Through the calm and stormy days,
    You’ll be the guiding light.
    Has dedication that exceeds expectations.
    Like spring each day is a new beginning.

    Distinctions Of Music And Love

    Music like love can bring many a feeling to you.
    It can put chills through your body, tears in your eyes and pain in your heart and soul.
    Music can give you a natural high and then bring you down to your knees.
    When you hear certain songs you are reminded of people and places you have known and seen.
    It reminds you of people you have liked and those who you will only be with in your dreams.
    The beauty of a song like the beauty of a love can be two of life’s biggest ups and downs.
    They are both works of art with uniqueness and beauty that radiates out and has messages deep within.

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  2. Sally A. Peckham
    January 23, 2014 @ 1:48 am

    Sam has been such an inspiration to so many. My thoughts & prayers to his family & friends! I wish I would have had the opportunity to have known this wonderful & uplifting teen who had such a wonderful outlook on life! 🙂

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  3. Edna Smith
    January 25, 2014 @ 9:47 am

    Rest in Peace sweet Sam. You were an inspiration to many .

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