Whether we acknowledge it or not, there is no denying that many of us tend to judge other people based on how they look. The more attractive a person is, the more likely it is for us to treat that person better and perceive them as being better.
Unfortunately, this goes both ways, meaning that we treat people who don’t fit with today society’s beauty standards poorly. Bullying and stigmatization are issues that very much affects the lives of people who look different.
And no one knows this better than the man in the video below. Jono Lancaster had to fight against people stigmatizing him and judging him based on his looks his entire life. That’s because Jono was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder which affects 1 in 50,000 people.
One of the symptoms of the disease is undeveloped bones and tissues of the face, including the eyes, ears, cheekbones and jawbone. But thankfully, Jono chose to not hide behind his disease and “fight” against people rejecting him because of how he looks by educating them and raising awareness about the disease.
You can learn more about his inspirational journey by watching the clip below.

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