Woman pulls out her own eyeballs

Muthart's mother Katy Tompkins was heartbroken when doctors told her the news of her daughter's blindness. She said'That was a struggle. I can’t even explain that feeling when I found out. It was horrifying. Complete terror

Woman pulls out her own eyeballs

The trees appeared to curl downward and the skies darkened as if a storm was gathering.

She began to dig into the sockets of her bright green eyes, believing that somehow by plucking them out, she might save the world.

Muthart had an extended stay at the hospital and a psychiatric facility after the traumatic incident.

The 20-year-old is now recovering at home and trying to be positive about her plight.

"I do believe she can eventually put the bad thoughts in the past and each day I'm with her I see improvement but it is a slow process", Tompkins wrote on GoFundMe.

Muthart has reckoned with her issues. And then she did something that left her blind.

The 20-year-old's ordeal has garnered global attention.

Muthart's ordeal has been profiled in People magazine, and Cosmopolitan.

She's shared her lowest moment with the world, grisly details and all, in the hopes that she'll keep others off of drugs. She bought meth from her usual dealer, and then injected a larger dose than usual. She anxious the temperatures would go so low that she may not wake up. She returned home on March 1. A new life and a new sense of objective have surfaced.

'It was scary, I didn't understand what God wanted of me, but it made me feel a sense of righteousness that I had to be the one to do it. She started with smoking marijuana.

Ms Muthart said she ripped her eyes out because she though the dead were stuck in their graves and they needed a sacrifice from here to release the souls to God. It was at this point that anxious worshippers emerged from the church after hearing her screaming: "I want to see the light!" Marijuana is a gateway drug.

She recalled feeling a high that she never experienced before.

Muthart clawed her eyes out on February 6, in front of residents in Anderson, South Carolina outside a church. Muthart thought her friend went to heaven and she was seeing signs that the world was ending. He later said, when he found me, that I was holding my eyeballs in my hands. A white bird along a dark path. I was on my knees on the railroad track. "Not down to a tee, but I know what my mom's house looks like".

The Rev. Terry Mitchell, a retired minister, was among the group to come out, hearing Muthart in agony. It took a team of deputies to hold her town.

She didn't know at the time what was real.

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Muthart was a good student in high school, she told the magazine. She said: "That was a struggle".

"That's how strong the drug was", Muthart said. A helicopter airlifted her to Greenville Memorial Hospital. Muthart was treated for several weeks.

"They are still in her memories".

Sheriffs in the Upstate have identified methamphetamine as one of the biggest drug problems in the region and the primary driver of crime in their counties.

'Life's more handsome now, life's more lovely than it was being on drugs.

She says she was given marijuana that may have been laced with cocaine or meth last summer, and that caused her to quit school and her job after thinking that was her friend who had done it. The journey will no doubt require many things to allow her to live a full life. You're really not OK on drugs.

Muthart said she tried to stop using meth several times.

Her mother Katy Tompkins had long ago realised her problem was out of control but she was unable to get her into rehabilitation in time.

She said: "It's the same life, but I'm just learning everything in a new way". The assistance could range from job readiness training, Braille literacy, orientation, mobility and computer training, Keisler said. She'll be able to use the voice controls to do more. She has no desire to be around drugs ever again. "She was too late". Now Muthart is looking forward to cooking more, but she'll skip the sanitizer. Tompkins and Muthart could not be reached for further comment.

In the wake of the incident, Muthart is working through the feelings that came up during her period of addiction, as well as her relationship to faith.

The GoFundMe page has raised over $27,000.

She has reacquainted herself with the Bible, starting at the beginning.

Reflecting upon the terror, she said the meth trip led her into a state of delirium that warped her perception of religion. "Drugs make that void seem filled but you don't know what's true".

Ms Muthart wants to return to education and study marine biology. "God wouldn't want you to feel that, '" Muthart said.

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