I’m sure you’ve seen this in movies; a husband or wife gets into an accident, they lose their memory and completely forget their partner.
Then they get to know their partners, fall in love with them all over again, and live happily ever after.
But, that only happens in movies, right? Except that actually happened to a woman in Canada.
In a touching post on Facebook, Laura Hart Faganello shared an extraordinary story of how she fell in love with her husband again after suffering from memory loss.
Laura and her husband first grew close through handwritten letters over a span of eight months. In 2016 they met in person for the first time in Victoria, Canada and married in the same year.
However, just nine months after Laura married her husband, Brayden, tragedy struck, putting their relationship on the line.
Laura sustained a brain injury after a large pole fell on her head while she was setting up for an event.
The horrific accident had extreme consequences. Laura woke up with only lasting memories of when she was 17 years old. All memories of meeting, falling in love and marrying Brayden were completely gone.
Being married to a complete stranger took its toll on Laura, however, the strong woman refused to give up on her marriage. So, she decided to try to fall in love with him again.
“I desperately hoped my memory would come back, that someday I would look at Brayden and remember everything. Unfortunately, that has yet to happen,”she said.
Accepting that she would probably never get her memories back, Laura decided that she should give Brayden a chance.
As they dated and got to know each other, Laura started falling for her husband all over again.
It took over two years for Laura to recover from the accident. And despite the fact that it tremendously changed her life, she didn’t give up and made the best of it. She fell in love with the same man she loved before, and even though her memories didn’t magically come back, she made new ones.
We have to admire both Laura’s resilience and Brayden’s patience in the face of tragedy. The pair has proven that some people are meant to be together and they cannot be separated by time, distance or even… memory loss.