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IN People ON 30 May, 2016
"Born with disabilities, doesn't mean an end of life, it means building oneself extraordinarily capable of something great which has never done before."
Lacey Buchanan, a blogger, and a law student is a struggling and inspiring mother of a little boy who was born with multiple disabilities. Around five years ago, in 2011, Christian Buchanan, her second child came into her life. The baby boy was born with a rarest physical condition, a bilateral cleft palate, and lip. Also, the child was almost blind.
She embraced the toddler happily and also visualized all the struggles she will be facing in bringing up the kid. She didn't want her child getting behind the world just because he was not privileged with some significant assets. She wanted to raise her child like a normal human being inculcating a set of some skills in him. Her thought wasn't easy to realize; it was a long journey which was way harder than walking on a path of thorns.
Let's read the story of the struggle of little Christian and his amazing mother.
She accepted the challenge and with much strength, and positivity she decided to raise her child like other normal kids.
It was impossibly difficult for the mother to arrange required amount of bucks for her kid's treatment. However, fortunately, she has a blog having a good traffic on it. She took an advantage of her blog and requested for some donation. For the financial assistance, she also created a page on Facebook, from where she received an incredible response from some truly kind hearts in the world. Lacey was all prepared to go through all the possible ways to get her child well.
Lacey went to Tennessee School for Blind for Christian's evaluation where she discovered a lot many things about her child. Speech therapists, vision teachers, orientation, and mobility specialists, assistive technology experts, psychologists, and an entire array of specialists did his evaluation.
Apart from the vision impairment which was affecting her child's development, she learned that Christian also had sensory processing disorder; he disliked touching painting with his hands and also unfamiliar textures. He was even unable to speak and walk properly, for which the doctors of TSB gave him some technical assistance to train his throat and leg-bones.
This is a picture of Christian with his parents on the occasion of his completion of the first year of the school.