Kaylie Marie Hogue is the daughter of Deb and Scott Hadley of Sleepy Eye and Jeff and Shelly Hogue of New Ulm, MN.  Kaylie is a 2006 graduate of Sleepy Eye High School and a 2010 graduate of Minnesota State University in Mankato. She was currently an English teacher at Martin County West High School in Sherburn, MN, Student Council Advisor, speech coach, and theatre director. Kaylie loved teaching at Martin County West and truly made an impact on the lives of her students and co-workers.

She was engaged to be married to Kurt Muhl with a wedding date set of January 25th, 2014. Kaylie was at an all time high in her life both personally and professionally.

In 2010, shortly after graduating from MSU, Kaylie encountered her first grand mal seizure and shortly after she was diagnosed with epilepsy.  Her epilepsy seemed to be controlled by medication and her family had no worries that this disease could or would take her life.  On June 5th, 2013, her family faced their worst nightmare as Kaylie died suddenly of an epileptic seizure at her apartment that resulted in cardiac arrest. Sudden Unexpected Death by Epilepsy (SUDEP), was the cause of the death.  This is when a perfectly normal healthy human being, who has epilepsy, dies for no apparent reason.

Our families are committed to raising awareness about epilepsy and raising funds to fight the disease that took our daughter. Please help us win the fight!