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Little Girl With Rare Syndrome Finds Unlikely Friend

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In the photo below, they may look like opposites but they are BFFs. There’s a huge powerlifter and motivational speaker David Douglas who is nicknamed “The Beast.” Next to him in the photo is petite Lindsay Ratcliffe, who suffers from progeria, a rare genetic disorder that causes children to appear to age rapidly. How did these two become so close friends? This story will melt your heart and hopefully inspire you.

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Source: Instagram @davidthebeastdouglas

“People looked at me as strong when everything about her was stronger.”