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We are thrilled to announce that Sam Berns’ TEDx talk, ‘My Philosophy for a Happy Life,’ has now been viewed across TED and TEDx platforms more than 100 million times!

Sam was the inspiration behind the creation of PRF.  He continues to inspire not only us in our mission to cure Progeria, but also the world with his words of wisdom. THANK YOU for helping to make this extraordinary milestone possible.

Sam’s talk is shown in classrooms to inspire resilience, in the military for leadership training, and in homes across the globe to help people through challenging times. Out of thousands of talks, ‘My Philosophy for a Happy Life’ is the seventh most viewed talk on

This month’s milestone is even more special as it coincides with the 10th anniversary of Sam’s talk at TEDxMidAtlantic, and would also have been Sam’s 27th birthday.

In his talk, Sam share’s his core philosophies for a happy life:

😊 Be okay with what you ultimately can’t do, because there is so much you CAN do;

😊 Surround yourself with people you want to be around;

😊 Keep moving forward; and

😊 Never miss a party if you can help it.

Please help honor Sam’s legacy by sharing his talk and practicing these important philosophies in your daily life. Enjoy his timeless words again here!