Newlywed couple Raleigh and Tunicia Hall have already faced more hurdles in their month-long marriage than some would wish to in a lifetime.
After a potentially catastrophic brain hemorrhage, Tunicia was rushed to North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital one night only to find she had not awoken with any short-term memory the next morning.
“My head started hurting tremendously, I don’t even have the words to describe it,” she told.
Husband Raleigh immediately knew something was wrong when she turned to him and asked “are we married?”
The initial hope was that Tunicia’s memory would return back to normal in one or two days, after her body had recovered. After several days had passed, Rayleigh knew this was not the case and that he needed to take matters into his own hands.
“I felt like I lost her… I was fighting to get her back. Whatever came to mind, I tried,” he said in an emotional press conference.
It was then when Rayleigh decided to start plastering pictures of their wedding day up all throughout her hospital room.
“I remember my husband was going around the room putting up the pictures. I don’t know why he was putting up the pictures, I was just watching him,” admitted Tunicia.
Slowly things began to click into place, with the photos in her constant site, and family and friends travelling from across the country to visit her, Tunicia eventually returned returned to how she once was. “With his love and God’s grace, I’m here,” she said.
The two plan on honeymooning very soon.