‘Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland Reveals She Received New Kidney — From Her Father!

/ May 14, 2012

In the latest issue of Seventeen, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has dropped the bomb that she underwent a kidney transplant last month.

According to the interview, the 21-year-old cutie — who revealed she has battled kidney dysplasia her entire life — went under the knife on April 13, 2012, and received her new kidney from none other than her father.

Read on to find out why Sarah’s dad will probably win Father of the Year …

“You know that family is always going to be there for you – no matter what,” she said (via PEOPLE). “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.”

Sarah — who says she’s been given a “second chance” on life — added that her boyfriend, actor Mark Prokop, has been a huge help in her recovering, admitting she is “one of the luckiest people in the world.”

“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. Any other 21-year-old guy would not be there, I guarantee it.”

Modern Family airs Wednesday nights on ABC.

For more on Sarah’s kidney transplant, be sure to pick up Seventeen, on stands May 22.