Picture yourself waking up one day not knowing who you are, where you are or anyone around you. This nightmare was a reality for 20-year-old Jessica Sharman.
The moment she lost her memory
In March 2016, Sharman suffered a seizure while on the train to work, The Sun reported. She was later told that her body went limp and her eyes glazed over. "Everyone was a stranger to me," she said. "I didn't even know my own name."
Her boyfriend, Rich Bishop, worked with her in downtown London, so he was with her at the time of the incident. Bishop helped her to the station, off the train and to their office where he contacted her parents.
Sharman recalled seeing a woman running towards her, claiming to be her mother, she said. She didn't remember anyone, even her own parents.
"Mum put a hand on my knee, but I pushed it off," Sharman said. "It felt weird to be touched by a stranger."
Sharman only agreed to get in the car with her mother because she showed pictures of them together. After looking in a mirror to confirm that she was the woman in the photo, Sharman felt comfortable with going home with her mom, reporters said.
Now Sharman had to get to know herself and "meet" her parents Lisa, 49, and Gary, 56, all over again.
Her parents took her to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London the next day. She was diagnosed with amnesia and in the hospital for a week.
Although Sharman has known she has amnesia since she was 14 years old, it had never had affected her before, reporters said. Doctors told her that it would take six months to retain her memory if it returned at all.
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