At the tender young age of 27, this Modern Family actress speaks out about her recent health issues and the tragedy that hit her family.
A screen grab of Sarah Hyland opening up in an interview. Credit: Self.comIt is reported that the 27-year-old actress Sarah Hyland has had a second kidney transplant — and has come out stronger while dealing with her health issues and filming for ‘Modern Family’.
In the age of social media, it seems that news reaches all ends of the world at lightning speed. Fans are able to get up close and personal updates from their favourite superstars, however fans of the show “Modern Family” would have probably not known that Sarah Hyland, actress most known for playing the spunky first child Haley Dunphy to Phil and Claire, has had serious medical issues.
The ‘Modern Family’ star’s body rejected the organ from the initial transplant. It was donated by her father, and a doctor confirmed it had stopped functioning after the actress suffered fatigue, infections and fevers.
Sarah revealed that attempts to treat her — including going on dialysis for the first time — also caused her to suffer from ill health until February last year, when her younger brother Ian was found to be a match and willing to donate.
However, she explained: “When a family member gives you a second chance at life, and it fails, it almost feels like it’s your fault. It’s not.
She opened up about severe mental trauma while she was deciding whether to undergo a second kidney transplant. “But it does. For a long time, I was contemplating suicide, because I didn’t want to fail my little brother like I failed my dad… I had gone through [my whole life] of always being a burden, of always having to be looked after, having to be cared for.”
In September 2017, the 28-year-old star ultimately underwent the second transplant, having met boyfriend Wells Adams just three days earlier and she thinks her issues have only made them stronger.
She added: “He’s seen me at my worst. I think that’s why I feel the most beautiful in his eyes, because he still finds me beautiful after seeing all that.”
While neither Sarah – who also recently lost her 14-year-old cousin when she died in an alleged motor vehicle homicide – nor Ian have suffered complications following the transplant, she has still had a tough time with her health.
In an emotional interview, the star opens up to Self Magazine to tell more about her transplants and the bumpy journey. Hit play below to watch it.
She has been battling endometriosis, and also had an abdominal hernia, leading to two surgeries just weeks apart.
She said: “I’m stable. I’m thriving. I’m super happy with life.”
Stay strong, Sarah.
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