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Modern family: dramatic life of actress Sarah Hyland "Haley"

The 29-year-old actress revealed that she almost committed suicide after not being able to overcome her health problems that got her into 16 surgeries. Check this dramatic story out!

By  Kelsey Miller
  • Sarah has a net worth of over $15 million after her big break in the TV series "Modern Family".
  • She has been nominated by the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • Despite her professional success, Hyland battled with kidney dysplasia since she was 9 and got 2 kidney transplants.

After 11 years, the series "Modern Family" is finally over. They won millions of dollars, 17 Emmy Awards, 1 Golden Globe and many other prizes. Despite all the success, the life story of this actress has been different from the rest of the cast.

Born into a family of entertainers, both of her parents are actors. She was born in Manhattan with kidney problems. Her dad donated one of his and it worked for over 5 years after her body started rejecting the new organ. She had to be in the hospital 3 times a week for dialysis and at the end she had her kidney removed, again. Her brother, Ian Hyland offered his organ and it worked. About those days she remembers "It was so scary, and I was with a lot of pressure: Emmy Awards, my first date with my current husband and I knew in my mind I had the transplant in a couple of days".

Her problems didn't end there: she had endometriosis and a hernia caused by a car accident. She basically had a surgery once every two years on average, and she is not afraid to show her scars "My stomach looks like a New Jersey highway". She even posted a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #ShowYourScars.

The scars in her stomach

Sarah went to the Ellen DeGeneres Show and talked about her psychological issues:

At a certain moment, she was so depressed that she considered suicide. Luckily, talking about her problems out loud got the attention of her family and friends that comforted her and managed to keep her on track. Tough path for a life warrior!

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