This article would make a lot more sense to you if you have watched ’50 First Dates’ or ‘The Vow’. Well, the difference being, this isn’t a movie and the humans involved in it are really remarkable to keep their love ablaze, even when one of them lost their memory.
Jessica Sharman, a 19-year old, lost her memory after some major seizures. And despite that, she found herself inexplicably drawn towards her boyfriend who was just a stranger to her now. Diagnosed with Frontal Lobe Epilepsy back in 2010, Jessica suffered a major seizure when she was traveling with her boyfriend Richard. Post-seizure, she lost her memory, and her 7-month-old relationship looked like it was over.
But not for Richard! In order to help her recover and also to prevent the relationship from sinking, he swung into action and gave her his entire support. He never backed down!
To make matters worse, she even seemed to have forgotten her family and her parents Gary and Lisa were almost devastated by it. Jessica recollects how afraid she was of everyone around her and how she felt like a stranger amongst other strangers. She didn’t remember her own name which added to her personal misery.
Yet, akin to a movie, she did remember one scene which occurred while boarding a train.
Although she never really expanded upon that scene, it seems that it involved someone special. Someone, who might be a stranger to her now, but was extremely special at that point of time. While it was naturally tough for Jessica to be accepting of strangers around her, she did find Richard to be irresistible, which can simply be attached to their history. They say history repeats itself.