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3-year-old with aging disorder to participate in clinical trial

WHITEHOUSE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A family in Whitehouse has received some exciting news: 3-year-old Carly Kudzia is heading to Boston to be part of a clinical drug trial.

Carly is like any other 3-year-old. She likes to color, play kick ball, and giggle. But Carly also has Progeria syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes her age 7-10 times faster than normal.

The clinical trial in Boston doesn't mean a cure, but Carly's family says the treatment is a step in the right direction.

"It's finally our turn, and we're going," said Carly's mother Heather. "There's a lot more work to be done, but it's something…I'm excited and nervous, but excited."

Carly and her friend Zoey, who also has Progeria, are both heading to Boston for the trial. The new drugs are expected to reduce the aging process.

With more children joining the trial, the cost for it has increased to around $3 million. Heather says the community's support has been tremendous.

If you would like to make a donation to "Team Carly," and help the Progeria Research Foundation, click here.

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