Unmasked: Treacher Collins Syndrome
Originally Aired: 2004
Total Running Time: 50 minutes
is a group of people born with a genetic disorder
so rare, most of us have never seen anyone like
them. For these individuals, every day is spent
confronting and conquering the daily challenges
of looking very different. The condition is called
Treacher Collins Syndrome and its effects go far
beyond skin deep.
One in ten thousand children are born with Treacher
Collins, a syndrome that creates a very distinct
appearance -- the jaw is underdeveloped, the cheekbones
are missing, the eyes down-slanting, and the ears
malformed or missing. This syndrome can create serious
difficulties with eating, breathing, and hearing.
In Unmasked: Treacher Collins Syndrome
we meet several remarkable people with Treacher
Collins Syndrome and learn how they have overcome
this life altering syndrome.
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