Mother's Inspiring Video Of Son Born With Severe Cleft Palate & No Eyes — Watch

Thu, May 10, 2012 6:36pm EDT by 26 Comments

A Tennessee mom documented the struggles of raising a son who was born with a rare form of cleft palate that left him with no eyes.

In this remarkable seven minute YouTube video, Lacey Buchanan shares her struggles of raising her son Christian who was born with a very rare disease. (Can’t get enough emotional baby videos? Here’s another tearjerker for you too!)

In the YouTube video, Lacey holds up cards to tell us Christian’s inspiring story, from the excitement of getting pregnant, to the devastating news of his diagnosis.

Fighting back tears, the mom also shared her fears and the awful comments that followed after Christian was born. People would ask her, “What’s wrong with your kid?”

It’s a heart-wrenching must-watch. The best part? When she proudly holds up Christian, now 1, to the camera to reveal his adorable face!

Check out the video below, HollyMoms!

– Lorraine Chow

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marcos contreras

Posted at 7:28 PM on September 17, 2013  

your baby is an angel I just feel in love with him beautiful story

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judy garton

Posted at 12:57 PM on June 19, 2013  

I thank he is beautiful

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Full Movie site

Posted at 10:35 AM on June 4, 2012  

Wow, superb blog layout! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you made running a blog glance easy. The entire look of your site is fantastic, let alone the content material!

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Olivia

Posted at 10:27 PM on May 25, 2012  

Rabblerabble you are a human stain, and you know it. Christian has shined more light on people in his short year or so of life then you will ever be capable of. You are worthless and you are terrified of that, hence your disturbing need to infect others with hatred. The far greater favour to humanity would be removing yourself from it.

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Kelsey

Posted at 11:06 PM on May 21, 2012  

Rabblerabble or whatever your name is go to hell. People like you give humanity a horrible name. How dare you call a child such horrible names, and she gives him all of the love and support anyone could ask for. Who are you to judge you ignorant, thoughtless prick.

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Linda

Posted at 8:37 PM on May 16, 2012  

Love your video. If only more moms/dads could be like you. He will have a wonderful life and is more blessed than many. Do not become disheartened, stay strong as you are always. You made my day and have given me hope for all humankind. God loves you and so do I.

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rabblerabble

Posted at 6:41 PM on May 16, 2012  

you are all horrible people. kill the mutant and put it out of its misery. it cannot take care of itself and the mother is being selfish. inhumane

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Linda

Posted at 8:42 PM on May 16, 2012  

Who says that this little guy will not be able to care for himself? There doesn’t seem to be any deficits in his mental or emotional being. Have you ever heard of Helen Keller? Beethoven? Open your eyes and heart. I pray that your heart will be softened and your mind enlightened. God loves you tooooo.

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Posted at 12:13 PM on May 13, 2012  

اچھی چیزیں کرنے کے لئے شکریہ

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Stu

Posted at 11:24 PM on May 12, 2012  

Jesus was disfigured beyond recognition—not only for his friends, but for his enemies as well. He sees what we are unable to—the heart—and he sees yours as well. Paul sent Timothy to remind the Corinthian Church that they should not have their affections set on temporal pleasures, but on those which are eternal. Thank you, Lacey, for remembering and reminding us that seeking this is our highest calling.

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Mama H

Posted at 4:38 PM on May 12, 2012  

Happy Mother’s Day, Lacey. You are a wonderful Mother for giving this life God created in you a chance to touch your life and the life of others. I had three very perfect babies-I was blessed. I would like to think that I would have welcomed a special child like Christian had God decided to bless me with one. You and your husband are in my prayers, as is baby Christian. I pray the Lord give you many years with him.

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thai

Posted at 3:36 PM on May 12, 2012  

Hi! He is so very beautiful! And so are you…
INSIDE and OUT!
God Bless you all…
take care!

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adlona (dodie) slaughter

Posted at 2:41 PM on May 12, 2012  

Dear Lacey: My daughter to was born 23 years ago this Monday with a Cleft Plate, doctors at that time told me that she only had 20% chance, well needless to say after 16 in ahalf hous of labor I wasnt about to accept that, finally after 2 months in the hospital and many hous of training they let her come home, 2 weeks later while feeding her threw a g-tube she stoped breathing when I pcked her up she was blue I graped her and siad o heck no your not leaving me now, long story shoert she required a trach so another two months in hospital, her cleft was repairied at 1 in half, trach removed 2 weeks later( as well as the g-tube) she is now 23 and outside of the scares in throat and ear infections, teeth she is beautiful, dont give up your child is headed as well as you for a bumppy ride but its worth it, stay strong and treasure every min with that beautiful little boy, bless you and I hope that my story helps give you strength.

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Brendi

Posted at 2:20 PM on May 12, 2012  

You have been chosen to be the mom of a wonderful mircale, because God knew you could handle what may come your way and to hold Christian’s hand through the special purpose God has brought him into this world. Christian will teach those ignorant people on how it is to have a Ture heart of God, no matter our appearance. May the blessings and Grace of GOd be with you and your family. God bless you for being the true Mom & Friend you will be for your son. You’re an inspiration to us all.

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commentor

Posted at 3:10 PM on May 11, 2012  

Wow such an amazing story Lacey,you are so strong,no matter what people say about Christian,he is cute and he has a funny smile.
STAY STRONG <3

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Jessica

Posted at 1:44 PM on May 11, 2012  

Such a beautiful story! All children are beautiful inside and out. Wow!

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adeline

Posted at 10:37 AM on May 11, 2012  

Lacey, you are doing a fantastic job and you have done the right thing. Keep the faith, everything would be alright. Please give baby christian a big warm cuddle for us. GBU.

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Erica

Posted at 7:18 AM on May 11, 2012  

“She put her child first!”….Yeah, and sadly not alot of people do that these days.

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Erica

Posted at 7:12 AM on May 11, 2012  

Wow, Lacey has such a big heart! And that baby is beautiful despite what anyone ever says!when I do decide to have children I’ll for sure follow her example. God bless you and your family, Lacey. Oh, please give Christian a hug for those of us out there who care for him and good luck!

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pc4dakdsndawrld

Posted at 2:36 AM on May 11, 2012  

I can comprehind exactly where you r coming from. My son, now 3 1/2 was born w/ cleft hands a month 1/2 premature. He was deaf at birth, then @ 3 mths. Dr.’s said he might be blind. I ALWAYS had FAITH that God had a plan & a purpose for him. Now at 3 1/2 years old…. He can hear & see….. But he does have problems with severe constipation and probably has Autism, but it sure is a better prognosis than when he was born. These children are GOD’S LITTLE MIRACLES :). And they are SO VERY RESILIENT & INNOCENT to Such a CRUEL WORLD. GOD tests our faith but NEVER gives us what we can’t handle. KEEP SMILING & LOVING THAT BABY BOY & Y’ALL WILL BE FINE.

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ksowski

Posted at 8:24 AM on May 12, 2012  

You can never comprehend “exactly.” Why do people say that?

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AntNikko

Posted at 2:33 AM on May 11, 2012  

Happy Mother’s day Lacey! The best mom ever!

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allison

Posted at 1:03 AM on May 11, 2012  

i think this is a wonderful story of a mother’s love and dedication. but I can’t help but wonder who will take care of him when his mother is gone. That makes me sad :(

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ksowski

Posted at 8:26 AM on May 12, 2012  

He will probably take care of himself like many blind people do.

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ashley

Posted at 8:56 PM on May 10, 2012  

How could anyone laugh or call that baby ugly or even talk about a baby like that christan is a miracle god made him that way he is beautiful in his own way when i seen this video all i did was cry cause its really said how people could tell her to abort her baby thats her life not matter what happen to him i was so inspired by this video this is what you call a great mother. Lacey you are doing a great job and your son is beautiful

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Angela

Posted at 8:25 PM on May 10, 2012  

How could anyone check not really for being inspired? Really? This mother has definitely endured a lot of emotional pain from people who are cruel! I watched the video and was very inspired!! I was angry to read how adults could whisper behind her back or even ask what’s wrong with your baby.. Then when I get on here and see the percentage of those who weren’t inspired!! You all must be part of the cruel ones then because this lady is someone to look up to!!! She put her child first!!!

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