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.
On November 17, Jono met Zackary for the first time and posted the following image to Facebook. The caption? “Today and over the next couple of days I get to hang out with this little dude and his amazing family in beautiful Adelaide.”
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’.”