I’d seen a very short video about Ryland and his family not too long ago, and it was heartwarming to see such loving and supporting parents. This short film is wonderful, and also a little heartbreaking. Ryland is a wonderful child who has no doubts about who he his, regardless of his age. Ryland’s parents are an example of what it means to love your child unconditionally and to want nothing more than for them to be happy and healthy.
This had me in tears. I don’t know how any parent can bear to see their child so hurt and heartbroken, let alone one of the causes for it. It’s our jobs as parents to make sure our children grow up happy and healthy, and mental health is part of that. To make a child deny a part of them selves just to fit in to society is wrong and hurtful.