A video that is starting to make its rounds on the Web, although it was posted about a month ago, shows the trials of a young mother’s decision to go through with having a baby whose face would be severely deformed. It wasn’t the decision of whether or not to have him that she found difficult but the criticism and stares from strangers she received after.
Lacey Buchanan details in a flash-card style self-video posted on “GodTube” — the Christian version of YouTube — how her son Christian came to be, the whispers she endures because of his appearance, and how she ultimately overcame it.
Here area few screenshots of the video showing you Lacey’s harrowing story:
Watch the full 7-minute film, which she named “The Right Choice,” for yourself:
On her blog “Leading the Blind” in March, Lacey wrote about how she had been so inspired by a video produced in a similar style that she wanted to share her story about Christian in that way as well. Within a couple hours, she had gotten 600 views and in a day it was up to 20,000 hits. As of this posting, the GodTube version had been viewed more than 62,000 times. It also has been re-posted more recently on YouTube by other users.
“I am absolutely blown away by the response that the video has had,” she on her blog. “I never imagined it would be this big. Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting us in our journey!”
As Lacey, explained, Christian’s condition is called Tessier cleft, which actually describes a variety of rare forms of craniofacial clefts. The Daily Mail reports these more severe clefts only occur in 1 in 150,000 births and notes Lacey says her son is one of 50 with his specific condition in the world.