One of the young stars of a popular network sitcom has received a kidney transplant, Seventeen Magazine reports. Undergoing the procedure was 21-year-old actress Sarah Hyland, who plays the one of the kids on ABC’s hit comedy "Modern Family.”
Hyland, who has been living with kidney dysplasia, received a kidney donation from her father. The actress said the experience has been illuminating for her.
She told the publication, "You know that family is going to be there for you no matter what. 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."