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Duration: 1 hour

Jono Lancaster was born with a rare genetic condition, Treacher Collins Syndrome, which affected the way his facial bones developed while he was in his mother's womb. The condition has affected his hearing and the way he looks - he has no cheekbones, which means his eyes droop downwards - but this hasn't stopped him finding love with his beautiful girlfriend, Laura Richards.

Now 25, he was given up for adoption by his birth family just 36 hours after he was born. Treacher Collins makes Jono stand out, but what really sets him apart is his attitude to life - he's on a mission to find his parents and show them and the rest of the world that he's done really well for himself and he's happy just the way he is.

Part of the Born Survivors Season on BBC Three.

Last on

Fri 17 Jun 2011 02:55 BBC One

  • Photo: Treacher Collins Syndrome

    Photo: Treacher Collins Syndrome

    An estimated one in 50,000 people are diagnosed with this condition. As well as affecting the development of facial bones, Treacher Collins Syndrome can also leave those affected with a cleft palate and underdeveloped ears.

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Credits

Narrator
Annabel Scholey
Executive Producer
Fiona Campbell
Executive Producer
Ravinder Chahal

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