Pretoria dad and husband wakes up every morning with no memory

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Gerrie Kachelhoffer wakes up each day with no memory of his life. His wife, Yvonne, updates him each morning.  (Photo: Fani Mahuntsi)
Gerrie Kachelhoffer wakes up each day with no memory of his life. His wife, Yvonne, updates him each morning. (Photo: Fani Mahuntsi)

Every morning for the past five years has started the same way. Over and over he’s had to learn the intimate details of a life that should be familiar to him: his own.

“You wake up and feel this place is yours but you don’t really know what’s going on,” Gerrie Kachelhoffer says.

Fortunately every morning brings another constant: the presence of someone whose name and face he can’t quite place. Then she introduces herself to him again: “I’m your wife.”

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