Two months ago, Lacey Buchanan took the brave decision to share her story and the story of her son Christian with the world via Youtube.
In her moving and emotional video you see her share through hand-written signs the story of Christian’s short life. From the elation she and her husband experienced when they discovered she was pregnant to the devastation when they learned that he had serious medical problems…and on to the horror of hearing from a total stranger that she was a ‘horrible person’ for not aborting him before he was born.
You see Christian was born with a condition called Tessier cleft. He was born with no eyes and with a severely cleft palate. Lacey shares the hurt of being stared at and whispered about wherever she went and the pain of hearing other children ask “what’s wrong with ‘that baby’”.
She goes on to share how his giggles in the face of constant stares and whispers create a reaction of giggles and joy in return…and how this beautiful child’s soul is touching the lives of strangers who might otherwise have judged him on his appearance alone.
The video is so moving that I recommend anyone take a few minutes out of their day to watch it…you will be overwhelmed by the power of real, unconditional, pure and unadulterated love.
What is so beautiful about this video is not only seeing this woman share her heart so openly with the world…but the pure love you can see between her and her son…which is so much more powerful than any discrimination or narrow-minded judgement.
So please join me in acknowledging and celebrating Lacey and Christian today and help me in sharing their message of inner beauty and love with others.
As you know, I would love to acknowledge, honour and celebrate the women who have inspired you as well. So if there is someone that you believe should feature as a Fabulous Friday Female, then send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with 3 simple details:
- Who is your Fabulous Friday Female? (Her name and location in the world)
- Why is she a Fabulous Friday Female to YOU? (How do you know her? What does she do? In what way is she inspiring?)
- A photo or link to a picture of her online (if there is a reason that you would prefer not to include a photo, just let me know)
So help me to share with all of our lovely ladies the real women who inspire YOU.
…and remember, as always, to Stay Fabulous too!