A girl , 21, Who Gouged Out both of her Eyes While on Drugs Speaks Out Nearly a Year Later: ‘I Can’t Give Up’
“Accept it, analyze it, and let yourself feel what you feel,” Kaylee Muthart tells TEENS almost a year after the incident that resulted in her BLINDNESS, NEARLY a year ago, Kaylee Muthart horrified the world when she gouged out her own eyes during a meth-induced psychotic episode.
Hallucinating wildly during the Feb. 6 incident, the 21-year-old from Anderson, South Carolina, ripped out her own eyeballs, squishing them in her hands while a shocked witness struggled to restrain her.
Muthart had been awake for almost 48 hours, snorting and injecting a concoction of tainted methamphetamine. “The drugs take your fears and beliefs and amplifies them,” she tells TEEN. “I thought I had to take my eyes out to survive and save the world.”And survive she did, but her journey has been torturing .
It has been a year of tuning out the haters and taming the self-recrimination, learning to maneuver in a world of darkness, rerouting her goals and figuring out who she can trust in her new life.
“She has been given a second chance,” says Muthart’s mother, Katy Tompkins. “Mentally and physically Kaylee has come so far. We take one day at a time, but each of her days gets better. Her thoughts are very goal-oriented, and now she completely understands her way . Part of that path is to help people with her story.”
Following the episode, Muthart spent weeks in a psychiatric facility. She underwent…
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