'Modern Family' Star Sarah Hyland Has Kidney Transplant

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Modern Family actress, Sarah Hyland may be young and beautiful but she has her share of problems.

The actress has revealed in a new issue of Seventeen Magazine she has been battling a serious illness, known as kidney dysplasia and underwent a kidney transplant on April 13, 2012.

The actress, who received the kidney from her father, says the whole experience taught her who she can really lean on in times of need.

”You know that family is always going to be there for you – no matter what. My dad gave me a freakin’ kidney!” she tells the magazine. “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. She continued, “It was just amazing, and it really opened my eyes to see who’s there for me and who’s not.”

Hyland’s boyfriend, actor Matt Prokop has been an amazing source of support for the actress. She revealed to the magazine,

“He helps me with my medication and takes me to doctor appointments and all the stuff that I need to do to take care of myself,” Hyland says. “Any other 21-year-old guy would not be there, I guarantee it. I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have him be there for me.”