Present day Family star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant a year ago, supplanting a kidney from her dad with another from her sibling.
Hyland point by pointing her long-lasting wellbeing battles in a meeting in Self magazine, and tweeted Monday that she trusts it “spreads consciousness of organ gift” and “brings a feeling of help” to the “lovely warriors” in the constantly sick network.
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I say words here (link in bio) that hopefully others can relate to and feel like they’re not alone. Hopefully those that are lucky enough not to experience this will learn about something new and take a moment to appreciate their health. Thank you so much to all the love and light I have received today. I love you all ❤️
The 28-year old, who has appeared on the ABC sitcom Modern Family since she was 18, was born with kidney dysplasia, which causes cysts to grow on underdeveloped kidneys.
She received her father’s kidney in 2012, but four years later her body began rejecting it, and she underwent a series of treatments that included months of dialysis that she squeezed in around Modern Family” shoots, but it became increasingly clear that the kidney would have to be replaced.
“When a family member gives you a second chance at life, and it fails, it almost feels like it’s your fault,” Hyland said. “It’s not. But it does.”
The family learned Hyland’s younger brother Ian was a match. She was reticent to take another organ from a loved one. He insisted.
“I only cared about Sarah knowing that I had her back and that she was going to be OK,” 23-year-old Ian Hyland told Self. “I probably would have insisted on donating even if I wasn’t a match.”
Hyland had the second transplant in September of 2017 and is struggling to adjust to her changed body, but overall is recovering well.
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) December 10, 2018