Most times we never know what life will throw at us but it takes only a resilient mindset to turn your lemons into lemonade, which is the heartwarming story of the media personality, Kaylee Halko. Born with a rare disease, the vibrant Kaylee has proved that being sick cannot stop her from making an impact and that was how she changed her tragic story around by overcoming bullies and taking a stand to pursue her dreams.
Today, Kaylee is not just living a happy life but she is also an internet sensation who has thousands of followers on her social media platforms. Be inspired by her story as you keep reading.
Kaylee Halko’s Bio: How Old Is She?
On the 21st of July 2003, somewhere in Ohio State, United States, Kaylee Halko was welcomed into the home of Timothy George Halko and Marla Lynn Halko. Kaylee is also the sister to three brothers named Bradon, Jacob and TJ with whom she shares the same biological parents.
Although there is no information about her parents’ personal life with regards to their jobs or professions, we, however, gathered that they are both Caucasian and are also American citizens.
What Happened To Her?
At the time of her birth, Kaylee Halko brought so much joy to her parents who had waited patiently for their little girl to arrive after months of preparation. Her first cry was like music to them and their hearts were filled with so much love for their adorable daughter. However, they had the shock of their life when little Kaylee started looking older than her age as each day passed by. This made them take her in for medical check-ups.
After the doctors carried out a series of tests on her, Kaylee was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome which is a very uncommon ailment that, according to records, affects 1 baby out of 4 million births. Moreso, people with such the condition age 10 times faster than usual and they rarely live above 13 years but luckily for Kaylee, she is above the speculated age of expected demise and with the treatment, she is placed on, there is hope she will continue to live a healthy life and will go on inspiring others with her story.
One could have thought that a girl like Kaylee Halko would be shown all the love anyone can muster but the media personality was not treated that way during her days in school. Reports came in often to her parents that she was bullied and verbally attacked by her peers because of the way she looks. Some of the students even went ahead to attack her on social media and when it was no longer an option for her to stay, Kaylee had to switch to another school.
It was really brave of the young girl to show extreme patience during those hard times, reminding everyone of how truly special she is.
Kaylee Halko’s Achievements
You can not talk about Kaylee Halko without making reference to how much she has achieved over the years. For starters, she is currently a trending internet personality with above 200,000 followers on Instagram and she has been on the channel WTOL 11 as well as the 20/20 show which was where she captured the hearts of many.
Moreso, the youngster is an accomplished author who has penned down an autobiography titled ‘Old Before My Time’ where she shared the realities of growing up faster than normal. Kaylee Halko is also a musician who has an account on TikTok with over 2.5 million fans.
There is no doubt that there is definitely something special about her and with such determination, it is easy to see how Kaylee has achieved so much in such a short period of time.
The actual amount the internet sensation has as her net worth has not been made public. Information about her annual salary is also not readily available. However, it is certain that Kaylee Halko is being paid handsomely for her what she does online as well as from the sales of her book.