This Teenager's Memory Resets Every 2 Hours

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This Teenager's Memory Resets Every 2 Hours

For the past three months, Riley Horner, a teenage girl from Illinois, has been waking up every morning thinking it’s June 11. “I have a calendar on my door, and I look and it’s September, and I’m like, ‘Whoa,'” she said. Every day, she is constantly reminded that her memory “resets” every two hours.

According to People, an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, this all started when Riley was accidentally kicked in the head by a student “crowd-surfing” during a dance at the FFA State Convention. Since then, she has no recollection of what happened before and after that day. She was taken to the hospital, however, the doctors only diagnosed her with a concussion and sent her home with crutches. Riley had also experienced dozens of seizures and has taken countless more trips to the hospital.

Thus, Sarah Horner, Riley’s mother, believes that there is something more about her daughter’s condition. “They tell us there’s nothing medically wrong. They can’t see anything. You can’t see a concussion though on an MRI or a CT scan. There’s no brain bleed, there’s no tumor,” she said. According to Oddity Central, an online site that features bizarre events, unique travel destinations, weird inventions, freaky characters, and many more, the teen has been struggling to deal with her condition. 

Riley would always carry detailed notes with her at school so she can remember all of them when her memory resets after two hours. Almost every new experience since her injury has been wiped from her memory. For instance, her uncle recently died. Although Sarah keeps on telling her every day, she always forgets about it. 

According to the doctors, Riley’s memory might get better as time passed. However, it has been three months and her condition hasn’t improved yet. Unfortunately, the doctors said that there is a possibility that could stay like this forever, which is something Sarah mother cannot accept. “We need somebody that knows a little bit more because she deserves better. I mean she wanted to be in the medical field and now she can’t even hold a job if she wanted to,” she said. 



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