Woodbury Mom's Video Gets National Attention

May 17, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A video created by a Woodbury woman is getting national and international attention.

Lacey Buchanan recently recorded a simple, home-made video about her son Christian. The boy was born with severe birth defects. Christian has no eyes and a cleft lip and palette were repaired soon after birth.

Buchanan uses hand drawn note-cards and family photos to tell baby Christian’s story during the seven minute video.

While she never speaks, a range of emotions flash across Buchanan’s face: joy when she speaks about her son’s infectious laugh; sadness and perhaps a bit of anger when she recalls a stranger once telling her that she was cruel for not aborting such a badly handicapped child.

The video has gotten more than 1.2 million hits on Youtube and millions more views on the sites Godtube and Godvine. The Buchanan’s story has been widely reported, including a recent article in the British newspaper the Daily Mail.