What is aging in Sam Berns is aging in all of us. But in Sam’s body, the process is rapidly accelerated. When Sam was diagnosed with progeria at age two, his parents, Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns, refused to accept that they would lose their son by age thirteen, the average age of death for a child with this disease. Eleven years later, Sam is thirteen, and his parents’ incredible race to save their son has led to testing the first experimental drug that might prolong the lives of Sam and twenty-eight other children from around the world. Their discoveries may one day also shed light on the aging process in us all. An inspiring film about the power of family, Life According to Sam examines and how we make the most of our lives in the time we are given.