Mother’s Inspiring Viral Video About Her Baby Without Eyes
25-year-old mother Lacey Buchanan created an inspiring video about her 14-month-old baby Christian who suffers from a rare disfiguration.
Baby Christian was born with Tessier cleft, a condition which affects both his mouth and his eyes; the latter were never formed.
Without speaking or initially revealing Christian’s face, Buchanan created the 7-minute video about their struggles. “I wanted him to grow up knowing he’s important, knowing he has value, despite the way that he looks,” Buchanan later said.
Despite receiving some insulting and negative attention, the family has equally received a huge amount of support from their family and friends, including their local church who have had multiple fundraisers for Christian.
Once she posted the video to Youtube, the number of supporters grew drastically, with the video now grossing over 7 million hits on the web.
“I never thought it would be as big as it has gotten, but I’m thrilled that Christian is becoming a face and a voice for this, that beauty is so much deeper than what you look like,” she added.
And despite of Christian’s condition, he grew up to be quite a happy boy. She described in the video that Christian “would start giggling … and they would giggle, too.”
“When Christian’s old enough, let’s ask him if he’s glad I let him live,” the proud mom finally said. “His laugh is so valuable, at 14 months old, and is making more of a difference than most people ever do.”