Sometimes, adopted children are emotionally sensitive and unhappy because they have been rejected by their birth parents, the worst part would be, what if they know that they were literally abandoned because of something about themselves.
Jono Lancaster has a genetic disorder called Treacher Collins syndrome. Treacher Collins syndrome is a genetic birth defect characterized by a range of distinctive craniofacial anomalies that can affect the eyes, ears, cheeks, palate, and jaw. A distinctive facial appearance is characteristic of Treacher Collins syndrome. All patients with the disorder share similar observable traits of the disorder, ranging from mild to severe. These traits include eyelid abnormalities, cheek clefts, small jaw, and ear anomalies.
However, when he was nearly 2 days old, his parents have abandoned him because of his birth defect, but a lady with a good heart has adopted him. She is Jean Lancaster.
Even though she loves him a lot, she could not protect him from this cruel society. There were school kids who tried to bring him down. He was rejected by the society on every occasion. Therefore, he was socially isolated and he was very unhappy. As time pass by, it came out as rebelliousness when he was a teen.
Everything will not remain the same, therefore things started to change, so when he was 19 years, he got an opportunity to work at a bar. It has been a very hard time for him, ultimately he was able to get over from the social anxiety and built up new relationships with others.
He completed his educational program and started his career in the field of fitness. Even though his face is still shaped by his genetic disorder, he has the body of an Adonis. he also married a beautiful wife and spending a good marriage life.
Currently, their mission is to help kids who are dealing with Treacher Collins syndrome. With the support of Jono’s wife, he completes many volunteer work to these children. In the same way, they help children who have other disabilities like Autism. Therefore, his inspiring work has impacted the whole world in a positive way.
He is still in pain because his birth parents have never learned to accept him, but those challenges never stopped him. he has learned to accept and proud of himself. He has also become a role model for others. Presently, doctors are suggesting him to undergo more plastic surgeries, but his answer is no because He feels this is how God has created him.
Just because you do not have a pretty face does not mean you are ugly. You are beautiful because of the light you carry inside you. You are beautiful because you say you are, and you hold yourself.
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I am a Business Management graduate from the University Of Staffordshire (UK) and a qualified personnel officer who completed the National Diploma of Training and Human Resource development at Institute of Personnel Management (Sri-Lanka).
Apart from my professional career in the field of HRM, I am also a freelance writer of web and business contents.