Bride Loses Memory, Hubby Throws Wedding 'Round 2'

Will wed on one-year anniversary with help from kind strangers
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2015 12:03 PM CDT
Jeremy and Justice Stamper on their first wedding day.   (GoFundMe)

(Newser) – Justice Stamper won't soon forget the day her high school sweetheart got down on one knee in front of the entire congregation at their church in their hometown of Marion, Va., where they first met at age 10. "He taped the ring underneath a bottle cap to hide it, and he was so nervous that he just gave me the entire bottle," she tells People. "It was so cute and so special." What Justice doesn't remember is her actual wedding day, Aug. 1, 2014. Though the ceremony went off without a hitch, she was in a car accident less than three weeks later that almost killed her and left her with no memory from about five weeks before the day, reports WPXI. "She said to me, 'I don't want you to be mad, but I do not remember the wedding,'" husband Jeremy Stamper says. "I told her right then and there, 'We will do it again.'"

The Tennessee couple is now planning a second wedding on their first anniversary, with the help of strangers. Jeremy—who's working and going to school while Justice struggles with PTSD and difficulties with speech and short-term memory—set up a GoFundMe page, hoping to raise $5,000 for the event, dubbed the Stamper Wedding Round 2. More than $4,300 has been raised as of this writing. "Our first wedding was beautiful and perfect," he says, "but this time, I want Justice to truly be blown away. She really deserves it." And you could be among the guests: "We are inviting everyone who helps us make this wedding happen," says Justice, whose first wedding was attended by just 75 people. "We want everyone to celebrate with us if they can." (See how a paraplegic vet surprised his bride on their wedding day.)

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