Video Of Transgender Teen Discovering 1st Hormone Treatment Goes Viral
DETROIT (WWJ) - A Detroit mom shooting a video of her transgender teen during what appears to be a routine day turns into a watershed moment for the teen.
The video, less than a minute long, shows Corey Maison finding a package filled with the first dose of a hormones -- which means she has been given the medical go-ahead.
"Today after waiting 2 1/2 years she FINALLY got her estrogen. I picked it up while she was in school so she had no idea. We have been waiting months for the readiness letter to be finalized and sent to Chicago, so had no idea on a timeline of when it would actually happen. Sorry I had to stop recording because we were both blubbering sobbing fools LOL. September 24th is a day I will remember for the rest of my life!" said Corey's mom, Erica Maison writing on YouTube.
Her mother told BuzzFeed News when Corey was in the fifth grade she was bullied so badly her mother made the decision to pull her out of public school and begin homeschooling. It wasn't until Corey was 11 years old that the mother-daughter duo came across a video of transgender YouTuber Jazz Jennings and everything suddenly clicked. "She said, 'Mom, I'm just like her, I AM a girl.'"
According to her mother, Corey is usually busy riding her penny skateboard, playing Call of Duty on her Xbox, and obsessing over makeup. "She has more than I ever had my entire life," Erica told BuzzFeed. But this particular day was different. This was the day Corey would be permitted to begin hormone therapy.
The video has already been viewed over 1.5 million times.
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