how you can help

Patients face similar difficulties in their quest for a diagnosis, relevant information and proper direction towards qualified professionals. Scientific and medical knowledge on rare diseases remains to be improved. Until a few years ago, there were no adequate political and scientific research programmes. There still is no efficient treatment, but suitable care can improve the quality of life and increase life expectancy. Progress has been achieved for children with Progeria, indicating that it is not time to give up, but rather to pursue and to intensify research efforts and social solidarity.

The Progeria Family Circle brings European progeriachildren and their families together. Our gatherings are important highlights, mutual contact proved very valuable for parents and children. The value of emotional support is difficult to overestimate.

the social consequences for children with progeria
  • Progeriapatients carry extreme physical stigmata and they are psychologically, socially, economically and culturally vulnerable. These difficulties may be overcome with your help.
  • Make progeriachildren feel 'normal'
  • Make the families and children feel 'in power', let them meet others in the same situation
  • Help parents to obtain new knowledge, in order to be in control of their own lives
  • Make siblings meet other siblings
Help us to contribute to the quality of life of children with progeria.

The Progeria Family Circle is a European foundation, and has been registered at The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Utrecht no. S266015 as stichting voor kinderen met progeria.

We need your support: we can't do without your help. Your donation is tax-deductible, and is entirely and directly used to help children with Progeria in Europe. See and search: Progeria / Rhenen.

N e t h e r l a n d s
 progeria family circle
 BIC-code: TRIONL 2U
 IBAN-nr: NL50 TRIO 0212 1950 77

G e r m a n y
 progeria family circle
 Stadtsparkasse Emmerich-Rees
 Kto.Nr.: 121558
 Bankleitzahl: 358 500 00
 IBAN Nr.: DE 63358500000000121558

If you have questions regarding your donation, please contact our treasurer, Joop van de Wiel at
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