Meet Kaylie and Tyler

KT Humble Hearts was started in honor of Kaylie and Tyler.  God blessed me when He allowed me to be their mother, and I thank Him for walking this journey with me.  I am proud to be Kaylie and Tyler's mother, and they were equally proud of me. 
Each day I hear them cheering me on saying,
"Way to Go Mom!"  Kaylie and Tyler have given me the inspiration to share "our" story with the world.
I say "our" story because of the amazing signs I have been given from God that in return gives me the strength to keep pushing forward.
 Our Mission:  To love and help others get to Heaven!

About Kaylie

July 16, 1988 - June 5, 2013

Kaylie Marie Hogue was born on July 16, 1988, the only child of Deborah Marie (Brockway) and Jeffrey Hogue.  Deb and Jeff separated when Kaylie was just shy of 5 years old, but both remained very active in her life.
Her mother, Deb, married Scott Hadley.  They made their home in Sleepy Eye, MN with Kaylie, Josh and Jessi (Scott's children) and Tyler (their child together).
Her father, Jeff, married Shelly Esser. They made their home in New Ulm, MN with Kaylie, and their three children Dani, Maddie, and Jordan.
Kaylie valued her parents and loved them all regardless if they were biological, step;  it simply didn't matter.  She had 4 parents and she loved them equally.  Kaylie also had 6 siblings.  To her there was no half, no step; they were her brothers and sisters.  She loved them all and was proud to have such a big family. 
Kaylie graduated from Sleepy Eye High School and Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a degree in  English.  She was a teacher at Martin County West High School in Sherburn, MN, where she taught English, student council, speech, theatre, and a variety of classes.  She was loved beyond loved by both students and staff.  Her home was in Sherburn and she was proud of it.
In 2010, after graduating from MSU, Kaylie was diagnosed with epilepsy when she had her first grand mal seizure on a trip with her mother and grandma coming home from Chicago.  She only seizured when she woke up from sleeping, but they were always long and very intense.  Her family often worried that she would stop breathing
While in Sherburn she met Kurt Muhl.  He was from Granite Falls and a student at MSU.  They became engaged to be married with a wedding date set for January 25, 2014.  We were ecstatic to welcome Kurt into our family.  They were a perfect fit!
In February of 2013, after much persistence from her mother,  Kaylie went to the Mayo Clinic for a second opinion (as the seizures were more frequent) and was put on a different medication.  For three months we felt that Kaylie had not had a seizure and we finally conquered the beast. 
On June 5, 2013,  she was packed and ready to move home to Sleepy Eye to start teaching summer school and finalizing her wedding plans.  She had resigned her teaching job at MCW and was going find a position and locate closer to the metro area to be closer to Kurt. She had a going away party with the staff, went home to pack, and we suspect she took a nap before the drive home.
When Kaylie woke up she went into a seizure.  This would be her last seizure and the fight would be over.   She did not come home.  The seizure claimed her life and Kaylie died of cardiac arrest.  It is known as SUDEP:  Sudden Unexpected Death from Epilepsy.  When a perfectly normal person with epilepsy has their seizures under control through medication, but dies for no apparent reason.
We were left in shock and saddened and have been working to fight epilepsy and restore our lives ever since.

Kaylie Hogue Obituary

About Tyler

Tyler Scott Hadley was born on November 16, 1993, the son of Scott and Deb Hadley of Sleepy Eye, MN. He was a 2012 Graduate of Sleepy Eye Public School and was attending Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN. 

Tyler was the baby of the family with his siblings being Josh, Jessica and Kaylie.  He was a very happy go lucky person and was good to everyone.  He was a mommy's boy through and through and loved being with his family. 

He loved high school, especially sports; basketball, football and golf.  Basketball was clearly his favorite sport and he loved every minute he was given to play.

Tyler was unsure of his future and was struggling when his sister Kaylie passed.  On March 5, 2014, just 9 months after Kaylie passed Tyler and his family celebrated Kaylie's 9 month angelversary into heaven.  For the first time Ty felt joy and felt that he was going to make it in this world.

Two days later, on March 7, 2014, just 9 months and 2 days after his sister Kaylie passed into heaven, Tyler joined her.  Tyler passed tragically in a car accident about 1 mile from his home, on an icy corner on the edge of Sleepy Eye.  Four boys lost their lives that evening changing our lives forever; John Mangen, Caleb Quesenberry, and Payton Adams. 

Our lives would be forever changed. 

November 16, 1993 - March 7, 2014

Tyler Hadley Obituary