Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Abandoned By Parents For Being Ugly Is Inspiring Millions With His Courage.

Growing up with Jean was a breeze at home, but things weren't exactly perfect in school.

Students would look away or down on the floor or simply run away when they saw his face. Some even warned other classmates that he had a disease that they'd catch if they got too close to him.

Growing up with Jean was a breeze at home, but things weren't exactly perfect in school.

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But Jono didn't really understand why kids were being so cruel to him, so he asked his adoptive mom.

When Jean heard how the kids in school were rejecting her son, she started to cry, which made Jono feel guilty for breaking her heart.

But Jono didn't really understand why kids were being so cruel to him, so he asked his adoptive mom.

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When Jono became a teenager, he behaved like most teens do at that age, and rebelled.

But that's typical, especially when you're having a rough time fitting in. So not only did he get depressed, but he lashed out. Unfortunately, he didn't care who he acted out against, and the included the people who loved him.

When Jono became a teenager, he behaved like most teens do at that age, and rebelled.

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Treacher Collins Syndrome affects one in 10,000 children in the UK alone, and unfortunately, Jono was one of those unlucky few.

So, since the condition affected the way his facial bones and tissues developed, his face took on a drooping effect. Now the disease can sometimes affect breathing, but it rarely affects intelligence. Best of all, most people with this condition get to lead a long life.

Treacher Collins Syndrome affects one in 10,000 children in the UK alone, and unfortunately, Jono was one of those unlucky few.

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But Jono was determined to lead a normal life and ignore those who wanted to ridicule or harm him.

So he applied for his first job at a bar, which a friend of his helped him to get. Finding work hadn't been easy because of his condition. But although the job had initially seemed like a blessing, it wasn't exactly an easy ride either.

But Jono was determined to lead a normal life and ignore those who wanted to ridicule or harm him.

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