Detroit mom surprises trans teen with first hormone dose
Posted: Sep 29 2015 01:26PM EDT
Updated: Sep 29 2015 10:01PM EDT
After waiting 2 1/2 years, a Detroit teenager is getting the hormones needed and her mom surprised her with the estrogen in a video that's been picked up by Buzzfeed and is spreading across the internet.
The video was posted on Friday to YouTube. It was written and posted on Buzzfeed on Monday and immediately saw a spike in views with almost 1.5 million people tuning in to see the amazing reaction.
The video caption on YouTube said that her daughter has been waiting for the go-ahead from her doctor for more than two years. On Friday, she wrote that her teen finally got the estrogen and the go-ahead from doctors.
She then surprised the teen with medicine and recorded it so she could post it to YouTube. The almost one minute long video shows only the teen. Mom is holding the phone and instructing her daughter to reach behind the sofa cushion, open the plastic bag, and see what her mom had for her: the estrogen she's been waiting for.
She told Buzzfeed that it was "the most pivotal turning point in her life, and we both knew it." She also said that if there is any negative backlash, it would be worth it to help even on child.