‘I try to think back, and I can’t’: Illinois teen loses memory every 2 hours after traumatic head injury

Riley Horner, from Kirkland, Illinois, suffered a traumatic head injury that doctors originally deemed a concussion. After dozens of seizures and numerous visits to the hospital, Riley continues to suffer from short-term memory loss. Riley said that she keeps detailed notes of events happening throughout the day, and sets an alarm on her phone every two hours to remind her to review them. Her mother told WGN9 that she researched that short term memory can indicate irreversible brain damage if it lasts more than six months, and the Horners hope to find an answer before it is too late.

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