Head injury causes teenager’s memory to ‘reset’ to 11 June every two hours

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A traumatic head injury has stopped a teen from making new memories. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
A traumatic head injury has stopped a teen from making new memories. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

A traumatic head injury has stopped a teen from making new memories.

After suffering a blow to the head three months ago, Riley Horner, from Illinois in the United States, has had her memory “reset” every two hours to 11 June – the day she had her horrific accident, People reported.

During an interview with WQAD, the youngster and her mother, Sarah, revealed how she’s woken up every morning thinking it was 11 June and can’t remember anything that’s happened before or after that day.

“I have a calendar on my door, and I look and it’s September, and I’m like, ‘Whoa’,” Riley says.

The teen, who was accidentally kicked in the head by a student who was crowd surfing during a dance, was diagnosed with a concussion after a hospital visit following the incident.

Since then, the youngster’s mother revealed, she’s suffered many seizures followed by several hospital visits. Doctors haven’t found anything wrong and her symptoms remain a medical mystery.

“They tell us there’s nothing medically wrong. They can’t see anything,” says the concerned mother.

“You can’t see a concussion on an MRI or a CT scan. There’s no brain bleed; there’s no tumour.”

In an attempt to keep up with daily tasks such going to school and day-to-day activities which have been wiped from her memory, Riley leaves herself detailed notes as well as sets an alarm every two hours so she can recall what’s been “reset”, ABC News reported.

“I’m not making memories,” Riley said. “And I’m just like really scared.”

Sources: People, WQAD, ABC News

 

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