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."