Sarah Hyland - Sarah Hyland Breaks Silence Over Kidney Transplant Ordeal
The Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland has broken her silence over the life-threatening kidney condition that she has suffered from since she was a child. In an interview with Seventeen magazine, Sarah explained that her father donated one of his own kidneys to her, as she has been suffering from kidney dysplasia for several years. "I have a second chance at life, not a lot of people get that," she told the magazine.
The full interview will be published in the May 22, 2012 issue of Seventeen and Usa Today have previewed segments of the article online today (May 14, 2012). The 21 year old explains that her actor boyfriend, Matt Prokop has been a huge support throughout her recent medical troubles and says "He helps me with my medication and takes me to doctor appointments and all the stuff that I need to do to take care of myself. Any other 21-year-old guy would not be there, I guarantee it. I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have him be there for me."
Hyland also explains that her ordeal has made her appreciate everything that her family does for her and all the support that they have given her. "You know that family is always going to be there for you - no matter what," says Hyland. "My dad gave me a freakin' kidney! But it's also the families that you create outside of your family. And you really find out what kind of people you're friends with. It was just amazing, and it really opened my eyes to see who's there for me and who's not."