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KHQ Exclusive: An 8-Year-Old’s Transgender Transformation

Parents often dream about who their children will grow up to be, but sometimes the answer isn’t at all what they had planned.

Rob & Shannon Cox are one example. Their 8-year-old daughter, Aya, was born Aiden.

“There wasn’t that light bulb moment, we didn’t really say, ‘Oh, we have a transgendered child here,'” Rob Cox told KHQ’s Kelsey Watts.

Instead, it was a gradual realization. The Cox’s say Aya identified as a girl from birth, asking for princess diapers and playing with mommy’s clothes. But those little signs led up to one big announcement when Aya was just 7 years old.

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