Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

Matthew and Michael Duncan age backwards: Real life Benjaman Button brothers

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Matthew and Michael Clark are suffering from a terminal form of leukodystrophy, which an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes them to age backwards.  This disease has not only eroded their physical capacities, but their emotional and mental states have suffered as well.  Six years ago, the brothers were leading normal lives with jobs and families.  However, they are now under the care of their parents as they age backwards.  The Clark brothers are 39 and 42 years old, but mentally, they are only about seven and 10 years old now.  This video gives some insight into the everyday lives of the Clark brothers and shows what life is like for them.  Here is the link to the rest of the story and video.  real-benjamin-buttons-brothers-matthew-michael-clark-aging-193400085.html


Written by jsnow29

November 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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