This Mom Surprised Her Trans Teenager With Her First Dose Of Hormones

“This was it, this was the most pivotal turning point in her life, and we both knew it.”

Erica Maison, a mother of five from Detroit, surprised her transgender daughter Corey with her first dose of hormones — something the 14-year-old had been waiting over two years to receive. She managed to capture the emotional moment on video:

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 News. But this particular day was different. This was the day Corey would be permitted to begin hormone therapy.

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