This is a condition known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. It is a very rare condition that accelerates the aging process in children. The average life span for children with this disorder is 13 years of age.
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome (progeria) the disease causes premature aging – so rapidly that a young child can look like a very old man. The disease is caused by a genetic mutation, and does not pass from parent to child.