A brain injury made a New York woman forget her wedding, but doctors say her family and her wedding photos helped her to recover those memories.

Tunicia Hall and her husband Raleigh tied the knot last June after 30 years in the making.

However, tragedy struck a month later when Tunicia suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. The trauma wiped out nearly all of her recent memory, including her wedding day.

“They said she had a 50/50 chance. They looked at the CAT scan and their faces worried me, so then I said I gotta do something,” Raleigh said.

From their first dance to their walk down the aisle, a hopeful Raleigh plastered the cherished photographs throughout the intensive care unit at the hospital where his new bride fought for recovery.

To the amazement of the doctors, it seemed to do the trick.

“As nurses were coming in and visitors were coming in, they started reflecting the love we shared. So then what happened then, Tunicia started reflecting that same thing that they were reflecting and she didn’t know why she was smiling but she saw something and I believe it was hope that she saw,” Raleigh said.

While the couple says it was a miracle that got Tunicia through, doctors credit the power of family.

“It’s not just medical science that’s bringing patients back. Patients’ families are so important key in terms of neurological recovery, and so, yeah, this is a great example of that,” said neurologist Dr. Richard Temes.

Tunicia is now home from the hospital and is undergoing therapy.

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