A man who was born without a jaw, resulting in him not being able to speak, eat or breathe properly, has finally found love.
Joseph Williams, from Chicago, was born with otofacial syndrome, which meant that he was born without a jaw.
The 41 year-old had a pretty rough start in life, he faced bullying and self-esteem set backs but was determined to push through.
“Being born without a jaw came as a shock to my birth mother,” he explained.
“I was a twin but the other baby passed away before we were born. When I was just a couple of days old, I was taken from Illinois, where I was born, to Chicago, for multiple surgeries.
“I had a bone and skin graft as they tried to construct a jaw for me, but as I grew my body rejected it and it was unsuccessful.
“And I was also put up for adoption which led to me meeting my adopted family.”