This Video of a Mother Giving Her Trans Daughter a Gift That Will Change Her Life Forever Will Warm Your Heart to Its Very Core

corey-maison-videoMost of us can only hope to make our children as happy as 14-year-old Corey Maison is in this video her mother made and posted to YouTube recently, because after two and a half long years of waiting, Corey finally received a gift that will change her life forever. It’s her first dose of estrogen, and Corey’s face when she realizes what she is holding is so happy it will warm your heart to its very core.

Corey is transgender, and according to Corey’s mother, Erica, Corey had been waiting a long time for approval to start hormone therapy. That approval finally came through last week, and Erica picked up the first dose and hid it to surprise her.

“Today after waiting 2 1/2 years she FINALLY got her estrogen,” Erica Maison wrote in her comments on the video. “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!”

Corey did not know that the readiness letter allowing her to start treatments finally came through and that her prescription was ready, so she had no idea why her mother was filming her in their living room, but she clearly knew something was up because her mother was filming her and couldn’t stop smiling.

“What did you do this time?” Corey asks.

In the video, Erica tells Corey to look behind the pillows, and Corey finds a bag with her first dose of estrogen in it. She looks excited but it takes a moment for her to realize what she is holding. You can tell the moment she realizes what she’s holding, because she suddenly looks up with a face full of intense joy and relief and jumps off the sofa and runs to her mother.

”We were both crying and shaking. She literally took my breath away, as she has never given me a hug like that before. I have never felt so much love from her than that moment. It was a mixture of pure joy and relief from us both,” Erica told Buzzfeed. “This was it. This was the most pivotal turning point in her life, and we both knew it.”

Erica said she and Corey were prepared for negativity when she posted the video, but that  the response has been an outpouring of positivity and support. A person would have to have a heart of stone to look at that little girl’s happy face and say something nasty. Erica said she wanted to share the video because she thinks it is important for people to understand transgender children, and what it means to them to be able to live their lives as who they are inside.

”I think one of the biggest issues with our society today is that people just don’t understand what being transgender actually means. I want people to watch this video, and see the raw emotion of a transgender child that can finally live her life the way she feels inside. I want people to see this, because maybe it will open their eyes.”

The whole video is here. It’s short because Erica had to put down the camera because everyone was crying and hugging too much to film. But even though it’s less than a minute long, you might need a tissue handy.


(Photo: YouTube)

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