By – Emerald Pellot
The day Tunicia married her husband Raleigh was one of the best days of her life. The only trouble? The newlywed couldn’t remember it. Just 30 days after the couple’s wedding, Tunicia had a terrible headache. The pain was unbearable, and after being rushed to the hospital, it was discovered she had an aneurysm. Her brain was beginning to hemorrhage. Tunicia almost completely lost her memory. She had no idea how old she was or if she had even married Raleigh. Things were dire.
“She didn’t know what year she was in,” Raleigh said. “After two days, I said, ‘I gotta do something here.’”
While Tunicia stayed in the intensive care unit, Raleigh put himself to work. He wasn’t going to let his wife, who had only a 50/50 chance to recover, lose to the odds. The devoted husband came up with a plan to get his wife’s memory back. See the rest of this unforgettable story below.
Just one month after Raleigh and Tunicia Hall’s wedding, the wife began complaining that her head hurt .
“We were home and my head started hurting tremendously, I don’t even have the words to describe it,” Tunicia said in a press conference.
Tunicia had suffered an aneurysm. Doctors gave her a 50/50 chance of recovering. Things did not look good. But veteran and husband Raleigh wasn’t just going to sit by and do nothing.
Tunicia couldn’t remember what year it was. She couldn’t remember if the wedding had even happened. That’s when Raleigh got the idea…
He plastered Tunicia’s hospital room with 1,000 wedding photos. He wanted to remind his wife of their love, of who she was, of their wonderful history together. It started to work.
“She started coming around, it drew questions about when we were married or are we married,” Raleigh said.
Tunicia fully recovered. Even doctors admit that without Raleigh’s help, she may never have regained her memories back.
“It’s not just medical science that’s bringing patients back,” Dr. Richard Temes of North Shore University Hospital said. “Patients’ families are so important and key in terms of neurological recovery.”