This is Kaylee Jean Muthart. She’s 21 years old now, and she lives in Anderson, South Carolina. She is one of 6 children and has 5 siblings. Beautiful and blonde, she seemed like your average young woman. She had absolutely gorgeous blue eyes.
She frequently posted on Facebook and took tons of photos with her friends. She did great in school. She was well liked and had an active social life. She wanted to go to college and study marine biology. She dreamed of getting a scholarship to go.
Facebook; pictured above is Kaylee Jean Muthart hugging a friend of hers
What she horrifyingly did to herself one day made national headlines and even international ones. This is Kaylee’s story. Her life all changed on February 6th, 2018.
Facebook; Kaylee Jean Muthart pictured in the photo above smiles with another friend of hers
Following the incident that changed the entire course of her life, Kaylee had this to say to People Magazine:
“I actually feel like a person. I feel like myself, and I don’t feel like I’m chasing something. It, actually, feels really nice. The way it worked out is the way God had it work out, that’s just the way it is… but I’d rather for it to have happened than to still be stuck in that world.”
Facebook; Kaylee poses in a selfie for the above photo
That’s an incredibly brave and grown up thing for someone to say. Especially after going through what Kaylee went through. Kaylee is surprisingly at peace with how things have gone for her.
Facebook; in the above photo, Kaylee poses in a selfie
Kaylee got straight As in school. She was a model student. She was in the National Honors Society. Kaylee ended up leaving high school though, just halfway through finishing her junior year. She was 17 years old.
She had a heart arrhythmia which caused her to frequently miss out on school, and she was working grueling hours at her job in order to save up all her money and buy a car for herself. This all began to really add up and Kaylee’s grades began to go downhill.
Facebook; Kaylee’s bright blue eyes are noticeable in the above photo
It’s understandable that Kaylee couldn’t keep up her record grades with her health issues and workload. That’s a lot for anyone to have on their plate, let alone a teenager. Kaylee though maybe she should take time off from her school. She moved out of her Mom’s house.
Facebook; Kaylee smiles in the above photo next to her cat
When Kaylee had turned 18, her life looked a lot different than it had the year earlier. Instead of having a wonderful academic record, she smoked a lot, drank a lot, and worked part time at her job. Her family had a history of addiction. Keeping that in mind, Kaylee didn’t do anything she considered harder than drinking and smoking.
She had gotten pregnant and gave birth to her daughter at 18. Her daughter was sent to live with a family friend. By the time she was 19, she wasn’t planning on going back to school at all.
Facebook; Kaylee smiles next to her dog for the above two photos
She smoked something that was laced, given to her by one of her coworkers. She ended up quitting her job because she felt he betrayed her by giving her the laced substance. Kaylee’s two year relationship with her boyfriend began to completely fall apart at that time too. Since moving out of her Mom’s house, she was technically homeless too. She slept at houses of different friends.
Facebook; Kaylee smiles next to a friend in the above photo, captioned, “Your best friend goals”
She started taking Xanax and had a breakdown when she and her boyfriend finally called it quits. She would be later officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder, following her February 2018 incident. Kaylee found a new job and started doing meth. She lost that job because she missed work due to getting high.
Suddenly, Kaylee found herself as a heavy drug user, and she surrounded herself with the same kind of people. She was everything she never wanted to be. Kaylee’s Mom picked up on her substance abuse and mental health issues, even though she wasn’t living at home anymore.
Facebook; Kaylee poses with a friend for the above photo
She tried to help her daughter. Kaylee refused to get treatment. Kaylee’s Mom needed to get proof that Kaylee was a danger to herself in order to get her committed to a psychiatric facility. She finally was able to record one of her calls with Kaylee and get the proof she needed to get a court order to put Kaylee in treatment.
Facebook; Kaylee and her Mom smile together in the photo above
Here’s what Kaylee did to herself