Treacher Collins Syndrome

AKA: TCS Treacher Collins Syndrome is a genetic, craniofacial birth defect caused by a mutation in the genetic code. TCS can be inherited if either (or both) parents are affected with it. A child can also recieve TCS because of a *Random* genetic mutation during fetal development. Approxamatly one in every ten thousand newborns are diagnosed with Treacher Collins. Possible Symptoms:
depressed cheekbones
malformed ears
absent ears
receding chin
slanted eyes

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"People are scared of what is different - of what they don't understand. They give wide berth to the things and people that they perceive as a threat to them. In a way, this is good; it's a defense mechanism. In another way, it breeds ignorance and heartache. Society tends to shun those that aren't "normal." Society just doesn't understand that below the surface these "different" people are as "normal" as one can get." -Amie,

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