Woman Who Gouged Out Eyes Feels 'Life Is More Beautiful Now'

Drugs can cause people to do some terrible things - it's a lesson 20-year-old Kaylee Muthart learned the hard way since last month, when she was high on meth, she gouged out her eyes with her bare hands.  

Grateful her addiction only took her eyes and not her life, the incredibly positive Kaylee is now talking about how much better life is sober, even if she is now blind.  


Having returned home from the hospital and psychiatric care, Kaylee told People magazine, "It's the same life, but I'm just learning everything in a new way. Life's more beautiful now, life's more beautiful than it was being on drugs. It is a horrible world to live in."

She explained that she pulled out her eyes outside a South Carolina church while high because she thought everyone who had died was stuck in their graves, that God was in heaven alone, and that she had to sacrifice something important to release everyone to God. 

Fortunately, a pastor showed up and she told him, "Pray for me, I want to see the light, pray for me."


These days, Kaylee is trying to reconnect with her faith and is learning to live without her sight. She said, "I’ll forget I’m blind sometimes because I know what’s around me. Not down to a tee, but I know what my mom's house looks like. You still see, but you don't see with your eyes, it's hard to explain because I don't even understand it myself."

Photo Credit: Facebook/Kaylee Muthart


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