“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.