Christian Buchanan is a happy little boy who loves life. His favorite things are his Mama, his Nana, swimming, and music. He loves playing musical instruments, especially piano, guitar and drums, although as of yet he is still learning melody! :)
Christian was born with a birth defect called Tessier cleft lip and palate. This birth defect has only about 50 documented cases in the world. Christian's classification of Tessier cleft caused his eyes to cleft as well as his mouth, which means that he is blind.
Christian has had 3 surgeries so far and faces dozens more to repair his cleft. He has defeated all the odds and defied what doctors have said over and over. We were told that Christian wouldn't live once he was born. Not only did he live, he is a thriving and healthy little boy. We were told that Christian would be mentally impaired as well. Christian has proven to be smarter than many kids his age who have sight. Christian has never let his disability define who he is, or allow it to hold him back!
Our journey has not been an easy one, but it's definitely been worth every minute and every step we've taken. It's been hard dealing with people's reactions to Christian's appearance. We've had people stare or make rude comments to us about the way he looks many, many times. But recently, I posted a video to YouTube about our journey and how amazing Christian is, and the response has been amazing! Around 11 million people have watched the video and Christian's life has changed lives all over the world. Thousands of people have contacted me to let me know how Christian has touched them and helped them in some way.
I know that Christian is fearfully and wonderfully made, and that God's plans for him are so good! I am so proud of Christian for everything he has accomplished in his short life, and I can't wait to see all God has in store for him!
This is the original video and it's featured here with permission from Lacey Buchanan. All of us here at Charity Songs hope you'll spread the word about the Buchanan Family. We have posted this video as a reference to the video entitled, "There is No Night" which has been created to let everyone know about our revolutionary idea!
To employ a collection of world class musicians, vocalists, artists, & producers who will donate their talents to a one-time song project. 100% of the profits from royalties will go directly to the recipients on-going medical expenses. (10% will be set aside for publicity & expenses)
The goal of this project is to alleviate the enormous travel, medical care, and living expenses associated with the very rare and devestating conditions affecting our most needy neighbors.
Song & Solution:
This is an invitation... a clarion call for caring people to get involved by donating their time and talent to someone who desperately needs financial support. As a father of 7 children myself, the youngest of which was born with many medical challenges, I understand the need these families are facing. We personally saw specialists in 3 states and endured countless obstacles in trying to find the best care for our little boy now 5 years old.
Jerry Vandiver and I wrote this first song, "There is No Night", after spending some time talking about the Buchanan family. Now, I believe in prayer and I know prayer changes situations but I also believe in doing all that I can do as well. I should say that God uses people to answer prayers. I’m hoping that you would like to be a part of answering this prayer and this call with us. I’m sure that with our combined efforts and talents we can raise a flood of support and awareness for this little boy and his parents. Here’s how we are going to do something truly amazing!
We will send you the lyrics enclosed and an mp3 of the basic guitar & rhythm (vocal too if you’d like) and you will add your instruments or vocals to the project. Please also include your bio information so that we may correctly give credit on the project description. (This project is closed and complete!)
Once completed and mastered, the song will be made availableon iTunes, ReverbNation, & Amazon Music.
*All proceeds minus production and applicable iTunes, ReverbNation, & Amazon Music precentage fees will go directly to the family in need.