A YOUNG woman made herself blind after she gouged her own eyes out while high on crystal meth.
Kaylee Muthart, 20, was heard screaming outside South Main Chapel and Mercy Centre in South Carolina on February 6 so loud, parishioners ran out and found her holding an eyeball in her hand.
Kaylee fought off locals and parishioners who tried to restrain her and by the time emergency crews arrived she had gouged out her other eye.
It took a team of police to calm her down before she was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital's trauma unit, where doctors cleaned what was left of her orbital sockets to prevent infection.
Doctors believe the drug she ingested was laced with another chemical, causing her to have hallucinations in which she heard voices telling her to "sacrifice her eyes" so she could make it into heaven.
Mum Katy Tompkins told People of her horror at hearing doctors tell her that Kaylee was completely blind.
Her daughter said she would go to rehab a day before the horrific incident.
Katy said: "The day before it happened, which was my birthday, I was getting ready to have her committed, just to get her off the streets and away from it. But I was too late."
Katy believes her daughter unintentionally started using the drug, known as methamphetamine, six months ago when she moved out of the family home.
She said her daughter took marijuana from a friend, but it was laced with crystal meth.
Kaylee remains in hospital making progress, but docs believe it could be a long road to full recovery.
Katy said: "I don't know how I'm getting through it, but she has given me strength.
"It's weird to say, but she uplifts me right now and she's the one that can't see.
"That 's just the kind of person she is. I'm thankful, It's a horrible thing, but I'm still thankful because God spared her life."
Katy has launched a fundraising campaign to get Kaylee a guide dog once she is out of hospital.
Katy said: "We are truly grateful for all the prayers and help we've received thus far and ask that you give whatever you can and continue to pray for us."
More than £5,000 ($7,000) has been raised so far, in order to get the 20-year-old back on her feet.
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