Teen's memory resets every two hours

Riley Horner

A United States mother is pleading for help for her daughter, who suffered a traumatic brain injury that causes her memory to reset ever two hours.

Regardless of dozens of exams and hospital visits, medical doctors are clueless as to what's triggering her reminiscence loss and are not certain if she'll make a full restoration.

"I have a calendar on my door and I look and it's September and I'm like "woah,"' Riley says".

Every day Riley wakes up thinking it's June 11, the day she suffered a traumatic head injury.

To grapple with her situation, Riley writes detailed notes in class, takes photos of things that are happening and sets an alarm for every two hours so she can revisit everything that's just happened. And people just don't understand. I keep going back to them in my head, that they are the best place to try!' she said.

"I'm not making memories and I'm just like really scared", Riley Horner said.

"They tell us there's nothing medically wrong", Sarah told WQAD 8.

"I know it's hard for them as much as its hard for me".

She says the entire expertise is sort of a surreal film, not so totally different from the plot of the 1993 movie Groundhog Day the place a weatherman is caught in a time loop and wakes up every day exclusively to search out it is Groundhog Day once more.

Sarah Horner, her mother, told WGN9 that Sarah's brother had recently passed away, and she has to break the news to Riley every day. "You can't see a concussion on an MRI or CT Scan", said Sarah Horner, Riley Horner's mother. "There's no brain bleed, there's no tumour". "Like I will have no recollection of (this interview) come supper time".

It changed everything for this former athlete and scholar.

Sarah said research shows that short term memory loss past six months can cause irreversible damage. And we inform her every single day however she has no concept about it, ' Sarah stated. "And I am not okay with that", Sarah said tearfully. Everything is more complicated when you just. can not. remember.

Horner and her mother hope doctors can find a diagnosis before it's too late. "And I am not okay with that", she said. Waking up Christmas morning, thinking its June 11 just can't happen!

Riley said she also wants to share her story so that anyone else experiencing similar symptoms knows they are not alone.

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