Man With Rare Genetic Disorder Travels To Meet And Inspire Child With Same Condition

Jono Lancaster traveled to prove that children can overcome Treacher-Collins syndrome.

Jono Lancaster was born with Treacher-Collins syndrome. The rare genetic disorder affects 1 in 50,000 people and stunts facial bone and tissue development. Lancaster, age 30, has lived with the condition since birth with an amazingly positive and caring attitude. 

When he heard about a 2 year old boy named Zackary Walton who shares the condition, he flew to Australia to meet the child.

The 30-year-old made the trip in a bid to inspire children living with the disease, and show them that it is possible to live a fulfilling life.

"I would have loved to have met somebody like myself when I was younger", he said. "Somebody who had got a job, got a partner and said to me ‘these are the things you can do, you can achieve."

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