It’s always an amazing to hear about how people use their disabilities to help inspire others. One such person is Jono Lancaster. Jono is a thirty year old British man who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Treacher Collins. It’s a rare condition that affects facial bone and tissue development, which resulted in his face being underdeveloped. In fact, Treacher Collins is so rare that only 1 in 50,000 people are affected by it.
That’s why Jono was mindblown when he heard of Zackary Walton, a two year old in Australia who faced the same condition. Jono decided to do something incredible for the little boy: he flew out to Australia to visit him.
According to Zackary’s mother, “Jono is a celebrity to us — he’s a huge inspiration.”
This is a beautiful story, isn’t it?
Jono told Adelaide Now: “I would have loved to have met somebody like myself when I was younger … somebody who had got a job, got a partner and said to me ‘these are the things you can do, you can achieve’.”