In case you didn’t know, those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease tend to have a loss of memory. They are unable to function independently as their behavioural and social skills begin to shrink. Many can’t even recognise their family members.
Peter Marshal, a 56-year-old man with Alzheimer’s, forgot that he has a wife and that he is happily married for the past 12 years. However, he remembers his wife, Lisa, as his “favourite person”, reports Times Now.
However, one day in December last year, the two were watching a wedding scene on TV. That’s when Peter said, “Let’s do it,” pointing at the TV.
“Do you wanna get married,” Lisa asked, and Peter said yes.
“He doesn’t know that I’m his wife. I’m just his favourite person,” Lisa said.
Despite suffering from memory loss, Peter fell in love with his wife all over again!
“I’m the luckiest girl in the world. I get to do it twice,” Lisa said.
And then they had a magical wedding. The vendors for the event offered their services for free for the “special” day, reports Mirror UK.
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The two, once again, said their vows to each other. Peter leaned in and whispered to Lisa, “Thank you for staying.”
“It was so perfect. I couldn’t have dreamt for a better day. It was so magical. I can’t remember seeing him so happy for so long. He was so happy,” Lisa said.
It has now been a few months since the wedding. Peter has no memory of the ceremony as his illness is progressing rapidly. But he does remember that he loves Lisa.
This story might be sad, but it restores our faith in love! 🙂