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May 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A seven-minute video of a young mother who says she knows she did the right thing by not choosing to abort her handicapped son, has gone viral, spreading a powerful pro-life message across the internet.

When Rebecca Downs, a pro-life activist who writes for LiveActionNews.com, saw the video on Youtube several days ago, she said it had 90,000 views: now it has over 260,000, and that number is climbing fast. Another version on Godtube has been viewed 62,000 times.

The mother’s name is Lacey Buchanan, who hails from Woodbury, Tennessee. In the low-key video Lacey hugs her sons, Christian, while holding up a series of written messages to the camera, which tell her and her baby’s story.

Lacey explains that a couple years after she got married at the age of 21, she learned she was expecting. But soon after her first ultrasound, she and her husband got a telephone call telling them that something was wrong with their baby.

While doctors weren’t even sure if Christian would live until birth, he did survive: but things were even worse than they anticipated.

Christian, who was born in February 2011, suffered from Tessier cleft lip and palate, which prevented him from closing his mouth, as well as cleft eyes, meaning that he was completely blind. Lacey says the condition affects only 50 people in the world, and requires extensive surgery.

“We didn’t know what to do, or how to raise a child who couldn’t see,” she says.

But even worse, she continues, were the judgmental comments and stares that she received every time she brought her son out in public.

“One girl even told me I was a horrible person for not aborting Christian in utero,” she writes.

But, she explains, as Christian grew older he started to laugh and play and giggle. “When people would stare, Christian would start giggling. And they would giggle too,” she says.

As time passed, things have gotten a lot easier, she says. People who heard about Christian started reaching out to her. “People started telling me how Christian inspired them. And how beautiful he is.”

Now, she says, “Christian is growing and gealthy.”

Lacey writes on her blog that she has been completely taken aback by the attention her video has received.

“I’m absolutely blown away by the response that the video has had. I never imagined it would be this big,” she writes, “but I have definitely learned a lesson in not underestimating God’s ability to use people.”

“I’m humbled and awestruck with the fact that God is using my son to fulfill His purpose! I just can’t wait to see how He uses Christian in the future!”

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