Allendale, Michigan( CNN) Jasmine Glenn's friends recollect late-night telephone call from her, sobbing and remarking she was ready to kill herself, knife in hand.
“I was trying to drink myself to extinction to escape who I was, ” she remarked. “I wasn't allowed to be myself, so I didn't want to be anyone else.”
Then, at 35, she realise what she needed to do to be herself: accept that she's transgender and live honestly as the status of women she always knew she was.
To do that, she alleged, she had to “fix” her body. But after the battle with herself came the battle with insurers.