this teen has been stuck on repeat for past 16 months
A North Carolina high school student is living a real life “50 First Dates” after she suffered a sports injury in 2017 that left her with anterograde amnesia, a rare condition that causes her brain to “reset” every night while she sleeps and without any memories from the prior day.
Caitlin Little was part of Southeast Guilford High School’s cross country program, and it was during practice that her life changed forever.
That was the day at practice when someone stumbled and hit Caitlin in the head, leaving her with a concussion that lasted far longer than anyone even the doctors who examined her thought it would.
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buy canada goose canada goose outlet jacket cheap But three weeks passed. She wasn’t getting better. And now, 16 months after the incident, Caitlin can remember most of what happens on any given day, but her brain resets overnight and, each morning, she wakes up with no memory of the day before. buy canada goose jacket cheap
Yes, like the movie, “50 First Dates.” Only, a happy ending could be written for the movie.
“I’m always canada goose shop uk review afraid that she’s canada goose outlet uk sale going to jump out of bed and tell me, ‘It’s wrong’ and, ‘It can’t be.’ And, why am I lying to her? So I’m always very hesitant every day when I do it, but it’s my job. I have to tell her,” https://www.londonbc.co.uk her dad said.
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And when asked if it’s heartbreaking every morning?
“When she first got hurt, we were OK with it because everybody was like, ‘Oh, yeah, two weeks, you’re good,'” her mother, told WGHP. “And then I was told three weeks is that critical moment if she’s not better in three weeks, you’re in for the long haul. And three weeks passed and we weren’t better.”
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“[I have to be] very organized. So I have lots of Post It notes that say, ‘Hey, let’s do this,’ or, ‘This is new,’ or things to help me out. So, it’s not as hard as I’d imagine it’d be without them,” Caitlin said.
Because of her condition, Caitlin wakes up canada goose outlet toronto location each morning thinking it’s Oct. 13, 2017 the day after the accident.
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“I get plagued by confusion most often, wanting to know, ‘Well, how did that happen?'” Caitlin said. But she finds a way to understand and move on.
There are few things so universal as a parent wanting a good education for their child.
And into her freshman year, Chris and Jennifer Little had their second child, Caitlin, right on track.
“She was breezing by in class, she would always participate in class, her assignments were canada goose outlet uk on point,” Kenya Jenkins, one of her teachers, told FOX8. “Caitlin she was so phenomenal before the accident.”
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After trying to rest for three weeks or so, her parents thought trying to regain her routine might help, so, on the advice of doctors, Caitlin returned to classes. But, from the beginning, her parents understood it might be futile.
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“Generally, you thought, ‘Well, OK, canada goose outlet store we’ve dealt with these, before,'” said Southeast Guilford Principal Mark Seagraves.
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