Couple Weds Again After Wife Suffers Amnesia
A woman who could not remember her wedding after a car accident that caused her to lose her memory, walked down the aisle a second time so she could have a big day she would not forget.
Justice Stamper, 20, of Virginia was nearly killed in a car crash in Bristol, Tennessee last August, only 19 days after she married her husband, 21-year-old Jeremy.
She was severely injured and suffered from amnesia, as doctors pinpointed she cannot remember anything from five weeks before her August 1 nuptials.
On Saturday, marking their one-year wedding anniversary, the couple had a second wedding held at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion.
Justice and Jeremy Stamper, 20 and 21, of Virginia had a second wedding at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion on August 1, the day of their one-year-wedding anniversary. Jeremy Stamper wanted to give his wife, who lost her memory and forgot their wedding after a crash, a perfect wedding she would not forget
After his wife told him she could not remember their wedding, he set up a Go Fund Me page and raised money for the wedding (the groom pictured as his bride walks down the aisle on Saturday)
Justice Stamper was severely injured and suffered from amnesia following the crash in Tennesse last August, as doctors pinpointed she cannot remember anything from five weeks before her first nuptials
The Stampers' sunflower themed wedding was the same as their first nuptials, although the bride wore a new dress on the day of the Stamper Wedding Round 2, according to TODAY.
'Consider this the best gift that Jeremy could give you - your wedding back,' the couple's pastor said during the ceremony, WCYB reported.
The idea for a second wedding came up following a conversation the couple had when Justice Stamper, following the accident, admitted she had forgotten their wedding day.
She summoned the courage one month after the crash to admit to her groom, that she had suffered a mild form of amnesia.
'She said ''I don't want you to be mad... but I don't remember the wedding'',' Jeremy Stamper recalled.
'I was heartbroken and instantly said I would do it all again for her.'
Without telling his wife, Jeremy Stamper started a Go Fund Me page in May asking for help from family, friends and the public in helping to pay for a second wedding. He raised $9,340 in donations.
'I picked up the phone and, in about ten minutes, I had the entire wedding, just about everything donated,' he told TODAY.