All babies are perfect. Let me say that again: all babies are perfect. Some are born with conditions that make their lives more difficult, but the bond between a baby and his mama starts long before birth, and it doesn’t matter what that baby looks like, or what issues they might have, mom will love them. But when Lacey Buchanan gave birth to her son, Christian, his appearance left nurses fearful for how his mom would react.
Lacey and Chris Buchanan were overjoyed to find out they were pregnant shortly after marriage, but that joy was put on hold when during the 18-week scan doctors informed Lacey that her baby had little chance of survival.
Undaunted, the couple named their son Christian and awaited his birth with prayers and baited breath. But when Christian was born, nurses immediately took him away, afraid of how the new mom would react to her son’s appearance.
Christian was born with a cleft palate so severe that only about 50 other people in the entire world have his same medical issues. He was born without eyes, with a mouth that would not close, his nose was isolated from the rest of his face, and portions of his skull were visible. And to Lacey, he was perfect in every single way.
After far too many stares, and strangers criticizing the Buchanan’s online, Lacey created a video to show the entire world just how loved and incredibly special her little boy is. Take a look!