It’s a sad view of life, and it puts too much emphasis on how we look and how we compare to our peers.

Just ask Jono Lancaster, a person who’s flesh and blood just like the rest of us, but, unfortunately, has often been painfully reminded of just how cruel the world can be.

Jono Lancaster was born in England in October 1985 – but he didn’t look like other babies at the hospital.

The precious little boy had Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare congenital disorder that caused his facial bones to develop in an asymmetrical way.

After telling them about the diagnosis, the doctors also told Jono’s parents he would probably never walk or talk. It was too much for Jono’s shocked mom and dad, who abandoned him.