This Man With Rare Genetic Disorder Flew Miles Away Just To Meet A 2-Year-Old With The Same Condition

It’s always an amazing experience when we come across with unique persons who use their disabilities to help inspire other people.

One good example of this is, Jono Lancaster, a 30-year-old man with a rare genetic disorder who traveled all the way to Australia, just to meet Zackary Walton, a 2-year-old boy whose battling a disorder, same as his.

This Man With Rare Genetic Disorder Flew Miles Away Just To Meet A 2-Year-Old With The Same Condition Both Lancaster and Zackary have Treacher Collins syndrome, which is a condition that affects facial bone and tissue development. The condtion is so rare that it only affects 1 in 50,000 individuals. Lancaster flew from London to Australia to visit Zackary after his mother, Sarah Walton, contacted Lancaster on Facebook.

Jono is a celebrity to us — he’s a huge inspiration. When he said he was coming to Australia, we knew we had to meet him and it’s made us so happy to see Zack meet someone like him.”

This Man With Rare Genetic Disorder Flew Miles Away Just To Meet A 2-Year-Old With The Same Condition

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’,” he told a local newspaper.

And on November 17, Lancaster met Zackary for the first time, took a photo of them together and uploaded an image to Facebook with the caption:

This Man With Rare Genetic Disorder Flew Miles Away Just To Meet A 2-Year-Old With The Same Condition

“Today and over the next couple of days I get to hang out with this little dude and his amazing family in beautiful Adelaide.”

Lanscaster works as a model part time, but he isn’t new to reaching out to children in need. According to his Twitter’s bio, he is the patron for Life For a Kid, a charity which gives children funds and equipment to help them live better lives.

WAY TO GO, JONO! You are such an INSPIRATION!

This Man With Rare Genetic Disorder Flew Miles Away Just To Meet A 2-Year-Old With The Same Condition

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