This page is dedicated to sharing the story of Enzo, his family, and his inspirational life.
Enzo is only a little boy but already knows what it means to fight for your life. Enzo was born 8 weeks premature and spent his first 6 weeks in hospital. Enzo overcame all of his early life challenges, with his sweet smile that we all love, but Dr. Christopher Barnett, Head of Paediatric and Reproductive Genetics (SA Clinical Genetics Service) at The Women's and Children's Hospital, knew something wasn’t right.
On 12 June 2014 we heard the term Progeria for the first time. "It is an aging disease" the doctor started to explain.... there was a dead silence in the room. Enzo was diagnosed with Progeria, a very rare, rapid aging disease, on August 11, 2014.
"We always knew Enzo was special, but we never imagined he was 1 in 18 million."