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Video: Lacey Buchanan Shows Off Blind Baby Despite Insults

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A mother, who gave birth to a son with a severe cleft palate that also took his eyes, has made a video -- see it below -- about her beloved boy. In it, she shows pictures and signs that outline their struggle with the rarest of birth defects. Only 50 people in the entire world have the same abnormalities as little Christian.

Lacey Buchanan of Woodbury, Tennessee says she faced awful comments and constant second looks after Christian was born in 2011. Despite not knowing if he would live at first and then faced wih the difficulty of raising him, she says she is immensely proud of her son and wants to show him off for all to see.

According to The Daily Mail, "Christian was born with a Tessier cleft, a severe type of cleft lip and palate that is characterised by severe deformities of soft tissue and bony parts of the face. It occurs when parts of the face do not fully fuse together while the baby is in the uterus. There are different categories of Tessier clefts, with deformities affecting the centre of the face, the nose and eyes, or large abnormalities of the lower jaw. It occurs in about one in 150,000 births." 

Because the deformities develop in the womb, Buchanen had the option of aborting the fetus. A devout Christian, she chose not to, saying he is 'the love of my life.'

 Lacey Buchanan holds up her one-year-old son Christian in a moving video she has made about the boy, who was born with a severe cleft palate that left him blind    Holding Christian's face away from the camera, Lacey recounts her excitement at her pregnancy - and how doctors told her something was wrong with her unborn child        In the video, Lacey holds up cards describing the moment she found out her son had a rare condition    Lacey said she and her husband Chris returned home not knowing how to care for a blind child      Lacey holds up a picture of Christian, who underwent his first operation at just four days old    Lacey recounts some of the judgmental comments she received when Christian went home

 

   Despite the struggles they faced, Lacey said she knew she was never going to abort Christian    As Lacey struggled with the comments, it was her son Christian who stood up against them

 

   Lacey added that 'anyone who meets Christian falls in love with him pretty quickly'

 

     Lacey, who is a law student, said she could not imagine life without Christian, who is now one year old    Lacey was inspired to make the video after seeing one by a girl who also suffered physical deformities

 

   Since uploading the video she has received hundreds of messages from well-wishers, she said

 

HERE IS THE VIDEO:

 


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