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Meet The Brave Person Who Teaches About Acceptance After His Parents Gave Up On Him, Twice

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How would you feel if people constantly stare at you and they bully you all the time? This became the normal everyday life for Jono Lancaster. The now-31-year-old Englishman was abandoned by his biological parents when he was only 36 hours old. His parents gave him up for adoption because he had the so called Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS). This condition affects the way facial bones form in the womb. Jono’s cheekbones didn’t develop and his eyes dropped. Doctors told the family he would probably never walk or talk. However, Jono is a completely different person today. He is the epitome of bravery and inspiration for vulnerable people among the world.

Left alone in the hospital, his life was in danger. Thankfully, a woman named Jean decided to foster him when he was only two weeks old.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

Jean says: “Yes, his face did look different, but it didn’t put me off wanting to look after him.”

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

Then, when Jono turned 5, Jean decided to adopt him.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

Jono is now 31 years old and has an important message to send to people.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

His early life was not easy at all. He was constantly bullied and stared at. Therefore, he needed a change. He decided to travel around the world and stay a positive person.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

“I’ve had to be positive throughout my whole entire life. Everybody just looks at me and underestimates me, and I’ve always had to prove people wrong.”

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Source: Twitter | @Jono_Lancaster

When he was 25, Jono attempted to connect with his biological parents. The adoption agency had their information and was able to send a letter to them.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

However, the agency told Jono that his parents did not want to meet him and that that they do not want him to try and get in touch with them in the future.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

Although Jono was broken, he saw this as another motivation to become his best self.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

Also, he doesn’t have hard feelings for them because they abandoned him.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

In his free time, Jono loves being at the gym. The gym is a safe place where he can release the energy and gain strength and motivation for living.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

People ask him if he would consider facial reconstruction surgery, but he said he can never see himself doing it.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

“[It’s] not me. God made me like this and I was born like this for a reason.”

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

Traeling and working on himself has made him a better person.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

He is also in an excellent physical shape.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster Darren Irwin Photography

His parents are not to be judged, according to him. “No one knows what they went through when I was born, they did what they thought was best for them and myself. By those decisions I was put on this road to where I am now with amazing people around me.”

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

“They brought me into this world and I have no negative feelings towards them. Carrying anger and hate does you no good whatsoever.”

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

Over the years, Jono has garnered a large social media following and receives messages every day from people who think he is an inspiration.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

Jono says knowing his choices and words have helped others makes him feel great.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster

He now spends his time traveling around the world. Also, he meets individuals with TCS and educates children about the importance of acceptance and being kind to one another.

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Source: Facebook | Jono Lancaster
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