This month, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland sat down with Seventeen magazine to break her silence about her lifelong battle with kidney dysplasia and the life-saving transplant—thanks to her Dad—that she underwent in early April.
In the June/July issue, the 21-year-old actress also opens up about the support she’s received from her family, friends and boyfriend and her new perspective on life.
On support from her BF (actor Matt Prokop):
"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."
What is the greatest lesson you’ve learned from this experience?
"You know that family is always going to be there for you—no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin’ kidney! But its 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."
Seventeen’s June/July issue hits newsstands on May 22nd.