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20-Year-Old Student Clawed Her Eyes Out While on Meth

You Won't Believe Her Tragic Story

In a personal essay published by Cosmopolitan, 20-year-old Kaylee Muthart of Anderson, South Carolina shared her personal experience with substance abuse after her story went viral. She's known around the world as the girl who clawed her eyes out, but we think that it's important you hear her side of the story first. Discussing issues of substance abuse and mental illness are never to be taken lightly—and at the end of the day, we hope that this young woman's story can have a serious impact on people experiencing addiction. Because while Muthart will likely never be able to reclaim her sight (unless the technology for robot eyes improves), her story could prevent someone else from going down the same path. Take a look at her story in the gallery below. Then let us know your thoughts on the viral events in the comments section on Facebook.