Sarah Hyland Thanks Brother for Giving Her Kidney on 2 Year Anniversary of Transplant

Her little brother was the second family member to undergo the surgery for the Modern Family star

By Cydney Contreras Sep 19, 2019 9:41 PMTags
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Sarah Hyland is celebrating another two years of life thanks to her brother Ian Hyland.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, the Modern Family star shares, "2 years ago today my precious little brother gave me the gift of life. Thank you for not only giving me your f--king kidney but for everything else you do. I love you so much @thehotterhyland."

"happy Kidneyversary!!!!" she adds.

The actress previously shared that she had some hesitations about receiving a kidney from her brother, especially since the last transplant from her father was unsuccessful. "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. But it does," she revealed in December 2018. "For a long time, I was contemplating suicide, because I didn't want to fail my little brother like I failed my dad."

But being in a poor state of health left her with no choice. So she and Ian went under the knife on September.

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Fortunately, two years have passed and Sarah appears to be in good health. Aside from issues with endometriosis, things are looking up for the starlet. 

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Throughout the years, her boyfriend Wells Adams stayed by her side for every procedure and hospital visit. "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," she shared.

So it's no wonder the star said yes when he staged a beach-side proposal in July. 

But none of this would've happened if Wells hadn't slid into her DMs just a few days before her September surgery. "I saw him on the Bachelorette and then he became the bartender on Bachelor in Paradise and that's when I was like, 'Yeah, uh huh," Hyland recently shared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I thought he was real hot and then he slid into them DMs 'cause I tweeted about him."