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Monday, July 13, 2015
A Tennessee man promises second wedding after his wife forgets the first one
A Tennessee man named Jeremy Stamper has promised to marry his wife, Justice Stamper, a second time after she had forgotten the details of their big day. An automobile accident caused her to lose her short term memory just 19 days after the couple was initially married. When Mr. Stamper found out that she couldn’t remember, he was utterly heartbroken and he made a vow that they would tie the knot again.
Justice Stamper’s accident could have been fatal. The rear-end collision slammed the newlywed’s head into her steering wheel so hard, it caused her brain to literally bounce inside of her skull, reports The Washington Post, July 13. The traumatic event damaged her brain and also erased many months of memories, including the details of her wedding day.
Justice did not immediately tell her husband that she’d lost those memories. She understandably (and rightly) guessed that the information would trouble her husband. "She finally came out and told me she didn’t remember the wedding," Stamper told ABC News. "I said, 'Don’t worry about it. We’re going to do it again.'"
This romantic gesture is not out of line with the couple's lifelong story which began when they were just kids with childhood crushes in Sunday school. However, the renewed vow of a second wedding comes with substantial challenges, especially in this case. Justice Stamper has not been able to return to work or school since her accident, though she is slowly but surely healing from the effects of the car wreck and hopes to return in the not so far future. Her husband, who is currently a student, works part time and has been trying to save what he can for the second wedding. It’s been tough, so he asked for help from others by starting a GoFundMe campaign which at the writing of this article has almost doubled the goal of the $5000 requested.
“This is happening and it will be something Justice will never be able to forget no matter what happens!!!” writes Jeremy Stamper on the GoFundMe page. “Thank you to everyone who has pitched in. . .All of this has taught us a very valuable lesson. Serving others and living a significant life is more important than a successful life and having everything on earth you could think of. Everyone who has served us; we are going to take that and serve others.”
*originally published on the now defunct Examiner.com