Jeff and Hillary Whittington found out they were expecting their first child, which they were told was a girl, in 2007 and soon welcomed little babryland-whittingtony Ryland. As Ryland grew up, they noticed their child was not just a “tomboy” or going through “a phase.” Ryland eventually began show signs of shame. One day, Ryland said: “When the family dies, I will cut my hair so I can be a boy” and asked, “Why did God make me this way?” The Whittingtons refused to let their child become another statistic so they let Ryland be his true self. You can view the video here.