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.
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.”
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:
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!