A horrifying story about a young woman who blinded herself with her bare hands while being high on crystal meth has been circulating everywhere on the Internet recently. If you didn’t know, Crystal meth is short for crystal methamphetamine mainly used as a recreational drug in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity. But people take the drug by snorting it, smoking it or injecting it with a needle due to its ability to increase energy, lift mood and increase sexual desire which ends with a deadly addiction.
20-year-old Kaylee Muthart gouges out her own eyes on Feb 6th, of 2018.
Hailing from Anderson, South Carolina, Kaylee opens up that she had used meth prior to 6 months before the tragic incident. She first came across the drug when a co-worker provided her marijuana laced with either c0caine or meth. On finding out her intake of the drug she quit the job and left, a month later she joined another job where another co-worker gave her meth and this time she took it knowingly.
She says, ”I took a video while I was on it, and I had been up three days straight. I eventually got taken home and got sober and watched the videos, and put that person out of my life and stopped using the drug.”
She admits that after taking the meth, she had to keep going on because without it she felt isolated and lonely.
After being addicted to the drug, she trips into believing on some form of a religious notion that led to the horrifying acts.
She taught herself to believe that she needed to sacrifice for the dead because they were stuck in their graves and the spirits were trapped.
In her own words, ”I thought everyone who had died was stuck in their graves, that God was up in Heaven alone, and that I had to sacrifice something important to be able to release everyone in the world to God.”
She describes how it all happened when she was in front of a church.
When the drug overtook her mind and made her believe in an illusion, she felt like she was the only one responsible to save those souls and free them. She was losing time and she had to act fast, and that’s when she picked her eyes with bare hands, twisted them out and popped them.
”I proceeded to pull out my eyes with my bare hands and twisted them, and pulled them, and popped them. I told the pastor who showed up, ‘Pray for me, I want to see the light, pray for me.”
This is the church in Anderson, South Carolina where it happened.
After the incident, she was taken to the trauma unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
The doctors informed her mother Katy Tompkins, and they started treating her, luckily she survived. Now it has been a month and Kaylee has been recovering from the accident, she will be returning to rehab another month. She is now clean from meth and left that part of her life behind. She also added that music has been a big part of her recovery.
Kaylee is safe and sound now experiencing a new chapter of her life.
She says, ”Life’s more beautiful now, life’s more beautiful than it was being on drugs. It is a horrible world to live in. 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,’ she said of learning to adapt to her new sensory abilities. You still see but you don’t see with your eyes, it’s hard to explain because I don’t even understand it myself. I’m able to be Kaylee again. I’d rather be blind and be myself than be Kaylee on drugs, and I truly mean that with my heart. I’m Kaylee Jean Muthart, just like I was 10 years ago. Just better.”
Whatever happened we can’t judge the actions and consequences because it is not our place to judge such things, let’s just say things happen for a reason and if Kaylee says that she is so much more happy with the way she is now then we are okay with that. She got a second chance and that’s all we need sometimes. We hope she leads a healthy life in future.