Meet six-year-old Ryland, the son of Hillary and Jeff Whittington.
When he was declared legally deaf at the age of one, his parents thought that would be the only surprise when it came to raising their child.
But as soon as he was given a cochlea implant, and he began to hear and speak, he insisted he was a boy.
His parents initially thought he was a ‘tomboy’ or ‘going through a phase’, but as it went on they did some research.
They realised Ryland is transgender.