19-year-old Jazz Jennings of TLC’s I Am Jazz went through many ups and downs on the way to her final gender confirmation surgery.
The trans rights advocate and LGBT influencer first came out publicly as a trans girl when she was just six years old in an interview with Barbara Walters. After starting on puberty blockers on the advice of medical professionals when she was 11, Jazz had her first bottom surgery in 2018.
Jazz’s parents, Jeanette and Greg Jennings, and her older siblings, especially twins Sander and Griffen Jennings, have been there for her every step of the way. But after Jazz’s third bottom surgery to correct complications from her previous procedures, Jazz’s parents and her brother Sander said one terrifying moment left them more afraid than ever for the teen activist’s safety.
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