A meth addict was driven to gouge her own eyes out while at church in Anderson, South Carolina after a terrifying episode. Doctors believe the meth she smoked was laced with a chemical that caused her to hallucinate, and she heard voices telling her to 'sacrifice her eyes if she wanted to make it to heaven'. Kaylee Muthart was just twenty at the time, and had been using meth for six months after unintentionally smoking the drug once and becoming addicted. Kaylee's mother has since spoken out to warn others on the dangers of drug addiction and to start a GoFundMe for a seeing eye dog to help Kaylee get around in her new, drug free life.
The incident is said to have happened just days before Kaylee was planning to check into a rehab facility to get help to fight her addiction. Kaylee is one of six children, and her mother has talked about the toll the experience has taken on their whole family: 'This is something you never think is going to happen to you, but it did. A lot of the mothers I talked to have kids that have been addicted to heroin for 10, 15 years and I'm like, "How did you get through it?" My daughter was doing it for six months and it literally tore me up.' Church-goers apparently heard Kaylee's screams and ran outside to find her cradling her own eyeball in her hand, as they struggled to restrain her she managed to claw the other eye out too before the medical emergency units finally arrived.
Kaylee has remained in hospital since the terrifying incident earlier this month, and her mother says she's recovering well but has a long and difficult road ahead of her. "She's been doing wonderfully. Each day at a time, she just gets a little better and better. She's getting all different kinds of treatment, but she's going to have to re-learn everything. It's like she's almost starting life over again." Her eye sockets have to be cleaned to stave off infections and bacteria, and she will need to use prosthetic eyes to keep the shape of her face. Her mother says that after Kaylee gets out of the hospital and adapts to her new life without sight, she wants to share her story with others and warn young people of the dangers of drug use. Perhaps something good can come out of such a horrible story, we wish her the best of luck.