Sunday, 24 January 2016

Real Life "Benjamin Button" Brothers

The Real Life 'Benjamin Button' Brothers (Leukodystrophy) a pair of middle-aged brothers back to their childhood. Former RAF serviceman Michael Clark, 42, became homeless and now acts like a 10-year-old. Matthew Clark, 39, lost his job as a factory worker and started behaving like a toddler, despite having a 19-year-old daughter, Lydia, who is expecting a baby.

Their tragic situation mirrors the Brad Pitt film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in which an old man keeps growing younger. The brothers now spend their days watching episodes ofThe Smurfs, eating crisps, and playing Snakes and Ladders because Clue is too difficult.

The brothers began behaving oddly after their parents retired to Spain in 2007. However, things came to a head last year when former RAF gunner Michael was evicted from his flat and slept rough for three weeks. Concerned Salvation Army workers sent him to a doctor and it was then that experts diagnosed his terminal leukodystrophy.

Further tests confirmed that Matthew, who used to work for the snack company Walkers, had the same devastating illness. The neurological disease is fairly common in newborns but affects just 100 adults in Britain. It attacks the brain, nervous system, and spinal cord. 
A devastating age-reversing disease has regres

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