Friends of inspirational Foxboro teen want to create memorial

By News Staff

Classmates of Sam Berns – the 17-year-old from Foxboro who died from the rapid aging disease progeria – want him to be remembered.

Sam’s friends and classmates are raising money to create a memorial in his honor. 

The plan is to make a walkway and garden for the teen they say inspired so many. 

The garden would be located at the Sam Berns Community Turf Field at Foxborough High School.

Sam was the focus of an HBO documentary which aired last year called ‘Life According to Sam’. He would’ve graduated from high school this year. 

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