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Adalia Rose, 6-Year-Old With Premature Aging, Promotes Fundraiser For Progeria Cure (VIDEO)

07/28/2013 02:21 pm ET

Adalia Rose is 6-years-young, but she has a condition that makes her look much older.

She suffers from a rare genetic disorder called progeria, which causes premature aging in children. But instead of allowing that to conquer her life, Adalia has become an inspiration to millions and a beacon of hope for other children who struggle with the condition.

According to Gawker, Adalia first came into the spotlight last year after a video of her dancing to 'Ice Ice Baby' went viral on YouTube. Her story and incredible spirit drew more than 6 million followers to her Facebook page.

She's now in the news to promote a fundraiser for the Progeria Research Foundation. On August 4, the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In in Austin, Texas, will feature Adalia's favorite movie, 'Grease,' and raise money and awareness in the hope of finding a cure.

Although a method of reversal has not yet been found, the foundation announced their discovery of the first-ever treatment for progeria last year.

Despite her condition, Adalia remains ever-hopeful. She is quoted saying on her Facebook page, "Everyday is a special day."

We can't stop rooting for her.

H/T: msnNOW

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