Parents Abandon Their Baby Because Of His ‘Disfigured’ Face – Look At Him 30 Years Later

Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) is a genetic disorder characterized by deformities of the ears, eyes, cheekbones, and chin.The degree a person is affected, however, may vary from mild to severe.Complications may include breathing problems, problems seeing, cleft palate, and hearing loss.Those affected generally have a normal intelligence.
When Jono Lancaster was born 30 years ago, his parents took one look at his face, and abandoned him. Today Jono, who has Treacher Collins syndrome, travels the world meeting kids with the condition and encouraging them to harness the greatest tool against that or any genetic disease – a positive attitude. Jono kicked off the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Breakthrough Summit October 21 in Washington, D.C., by sharing his story.

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