It's easy to underestimate what kind of toll it can take on a person to keep a secret for a long time. And that's especially true when that secret concerns something that's a fundamental part of yourself.
Because while that secret can grow as a source of anxiety the longer it stays under wraps, there's also a very real fear of how people may react once they know about it and that finally revealing it can bring about a scary change in our lives.
But once a person knows there's a level of support around them, they can enter a beautiful chapter in their lives where that anxiety becomes a thing of the past.
And it seems that one NFL player could be ready to enter that chapter and help others do the same.