In the link above, tells a story about Liam and how he deals with Treacher-Collins Syndrome. The syndrome affects 1 in 50,000 children. It is noticeable in the facial area because the facial bones do not form correctly. In most cases the ears are the main part of the facial structure that does not develop properly sometimes just two bumps on each side of where the ear is supposed to be. This causes hearing loss which can lead to not being able to balance ones self properly. Implants are required where the three inner bones of the ear are which cause vibration so one can hear. Even though the facial features look severe, most children have normal intelligence.
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