On Monday, The Kelsey Coalition, a group of parents united in concern about transgender identity being pushed on children, released a heartbreaking video of a father whose son may lose his battle with cancer thanks in part to a reckless diagnosis of gender dysphoria (the persistent condition of identifying with the gender opposite one’s biological sex) and rushed hormone “treatments.”
“Hi. My name is Bill. I’m speaking out because of what happened to my 20-year-old college son,” the father says in the video. “At the age of two, he had his leg amputated for cancer. At age five, he had cancer again, which required a bone marrow transfer. At age eight, his half-brother died of a heroin overdose. When he was 14, he lost his mother to cancer. And now he has stage 4 colon cancer. This is his third bout with cancer in his short life.”
“He hemorrhaged during a surgery last June on his liver and came close to death. He needs to get colon surgery, more chemo, and has a poor prognosis,” the father adds. Yet a rushed diagnosis of gender dysphoria makes his struggle for life even more difficult.
“Just last month, he met with some staff psychologists at the Rochester Institute of Technology, who convinced him that he was transgender. Instead of recommending therapy for my son — a young man who has experienced extreme grief and trauma throughout his short life — they directed him to the Strong Memorial Hospital to begin the feminizing hormone treatments,” the father says.
This could be a medically disastrous and life-threatening recommendation. The boy’s “oncologist is really concerned with the effects of this hormone treatment on cancer growth and the blood clots that could occur during his colon surgery.”
“Aside from whether or not my son is transgender, these hormones are certainly hastening his demise,” the father adds. Continue reading here