A Colorado man who was admitted to the hospital for a routine procedure of getting kidney stones removed found out some not common results; he learned that he was a woman.
Five years later, Steve Crecelius's life has been forever changed.
The father of six acknowledges that he has always felt different and the discovery allowed him to express the side that he has always hidden.
According to an interview with ABC News, Crecelius says he has had feminine feelings since he was six-years-old, saying he remembers "wearing my mom’s makeup. I thought I looked pretty.”
Crecelius and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 25 years and she’s supported him through the whole process, even participating in her husband's shopping for women's attire.
His wife and children have stood by him after Crecelius found out he was intersex and even now refer to him as "Stevie" which he uses as his new name, instead of "Steve."
Intersex describes someone who is born with both external genitals and internal organs of female and male.
Crecelius remarks that, “The condition used to be called hermaphroditism, meaning that person can’t be identified as male or female." Now it is widely referred to as intersex.
Now Crecelius plans to become an advocate for other intersex people. According to the Intersex Society of North America, more than 1,500 children a year are born intersex.