Jessica Sherman, 20, lost her memory last March after several epileptic episodes, but her life became like a movie when her boyfriend began trying to fall in love with her again.
Jessica suffered from epilepsy all her life, but last year the attack first provoked a loss of memory. A couple of weeks after the treatment, the girl was discharged home, but she absolutely did not remember all of her previous 19 years of life. Not a family, let alone boyfriend Richard Bishop, whom she had met for seven months before.
“I was terrified. I had no idea who these people were around. All were strangers to me. I didn’t even know my name! I remember getting on the subway train that day and that’s it. I was told that I started to shake, and my eyes rolled. Rich helped me, we even managed to get to London and get to my work, from where my parents had already called. I remember how a woman ran to me, and I did not know who it was. She hugged me and asked how I was, but I just stared at her blindly. She kept saying that she was my mother. ”
Mom tried to get Jessica's memory back by showing her old photos, but that didn't help.
"I not only did not recognize my parents in the photo, I did not even recognize myself."
“I looked in the mirror, and it seemed as if I was looking at a stranger. I compared my reflection with the girl in the photo, and eventually agreed to go home with my parents. Mom put her hand on my lap, but I cleaned it - it is strange when you are touched by strangers. ”
Even more difficult for Jessica was to take her boyfriend.
“I remember how we were alone, and it was terrible. I did not know him, but he behaved as if we were in love. ”
“In two weeks I tried to break up with him. But he was so hurt, and he promised that he would try to help me remember how good it was for us. Seeing how desperately and carefully he was trying to convince me, I agreed to give him a chance. ”
And Richard really tried. He took the girl to their favorite places - to restaurants, to the park, telling stories from their past. And in the end she fell in love with him again.
“I don’t remember the first time I fell in love with Rich, but I remember the second. He was so patient, so sweet that I couldn't help falling in love. ”
Yes, this is a real plot for the movie! Given that Jessica and Richard may have to go through it again, and maybe more than once.
“Doctors say that the chances are 50:50, that I may lose my memory again.But Rich was able to make me fall in love with him twice, so I know that he can do it again. ”