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Trans teenager penned a heartbreaking letter before killing herself

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A transgender teenager who killed herself penned a heartbreaking letter to her family before doing so.

Hope Verbeeck, 17, took her life earlier this month on March 6.

She came out as transgender nearly 15 months ago, but for a long time, she struggled with her gender identity.

She was also coming to grips with being a pansexual person.

Speaking to the Miami Herald, her mother Patricia explained that her daughter felt like she was trapped “in a box” by her identity.

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However, her parents insist that they always tried to provide the utmost support, with Patricia once telling her daughter: “I don’t want to tell you what to do or think you should do. You tell me the journey you want to take.”

After coming out, she began hormone replacement therapy and having therapy sessions.

Related: Time To Talk 2018: What it’s like to deal with mental health issues when you’re LGBT, and how to find the help you need

However, Hope made the decision to take her life.

She wrote in a heartbreaking letter: “Dear Mommy and Papa, I am so sorry to do this to you but I have killed myself by jumping off the top floor.

“I could no longer live my life as a lie.

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