Sarah Hyland wishes her brother Ian a 'happy Kidneyversary' two years after he gave her 'the gift of life' by donating one of his organs
She is still here thanks to her brother.
Sarah Hyland celebrated another two years of life thanks to her little bro Ian Hyland, 24, this Thursday.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, the Modern Family star wrote: '2 years ago today my precious little brother gave me the gift of life.
That's brotherly love: Sarah Hyland sent a gushing 'Happy Kidneyversary' email to 'precious little brother' Ian thanking him for giving her 'the gift of life' by giving her one of his kidneys
'Thank you for not only giving me your f****** kidney but for everything else you do. I love you so much @thehotterhyland.
'happy Kidneyversary!!!!' she finished.
The actress, 28, previously shared that she had some qualms about receiving a kidney from her brother, especially since the last transplant from her father, Edward Hyland, was unsuccessful.
'When a family member gives you a second chance at life, and it fails, it almost feels like it's your fault. It's not. But it does,' she revealed in December 2018.
Devoted dad: The actress, 28, previously shared that she had qualms about receiving a kidney from Ian, especially as the transplant from her father, Edward, was unsuccessful
'For a long time, I was contemplating suicide, because I didn't want to fail my little brother like I failed my dad.'
But being in a poor state of health left her with no choice. So she and Ian went under the knife.
Fortunately, two years have passed and Sarah appears to be in good health. Aside from issues with endometriosis, things are looking up for the starlet.
He's a keeper: Sarah kisses fiance Wells Adams at a Facebook event on September 5. He stayed by her side for every procedure and hospital visit
Throughout the years, her boyfriend now fiance Wells Adams stayed by her side for every procedure and hospital visit.
'He's seen me at my worst. I think that's why I feel the most beautiful in his eyes, because he still finds me beautiful after seeing all that,' she shared.
So it's no wonder the star said yes to his beach-side proposal in July.
Cuddling up: 'He's seen me at my worst. I think that's why I feel the most beautiful in his eyes, because he still finds me beautiful after seeing all that,' she shared
She first fell for him when he appeared on season 16 of The Bachelorette in 2016.
'And then he became the bartender on Bachelor In Paradise and that's when I was like, "Yeah, uh huh," ' Sarah recently shared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
'I thought he was real hot and then he slid into them DMs 'cause I tweeted about him' and she was sold.
So that's what being a mom's like: Sarah as Haley Dunphy looks desperate as she wrangles a tiny tot while Julie Bowen as her mother Claire Dunphy looks on