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For Trans People Like Sam, Transitioning Can Be A Long, Uncertain Wait

06/15/2015 11:38 EDT | Updated 12/18/2015 01:59 EST

Sam MacCulloch thought the hardest part about being transgender would be accepting the fact, or coming out to his friends and family. But the lengthy transition process he's had to endure has proved even tougher.

Currently on the path to sex reassignment surgery in Ontario, Sam will have to wait at least two years before getting access to funding, and even then, he may not be approved.

“It’s like looking in the mirror and not recognizing the person in front of you,” he says. “I can’t accept reality if my reality is not real.”

In this video documentary with The Huffington Post Canada, Sam shares his story, as his wait continues.