MANHASSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One month after the happiest day of her life, a Queens woman suffered a terrible tragedy.

Tunicia Hall, 34, of Jamaica and her husband, Raleigh, got married on June 28.

Just weeks later, on July 30, Tunicia went to North Shore University Hospital after complaining of a bad headache.

“We were home and my head started hurting tremendously, I don’t even have the words to describe it,” Tunicia said.

Tunicia had suffered a brain hemorrhage that wiped out her recent memory, CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported.

“She didn’t know what year she was in,” Raleigh Hall, a veteran musician and poet, said. “After two days, I said, ‘I gotta do something here.'”

He decided to post photographs of their wedding all around her hospital bed in the intensive care unit and Tunicia slowly started getting her memory back.

“She started coming around, it drew questions about when we were married or are we married,” Raleigh Hall said.

“The pictures were beautiful so they were nice to look at,” Tunicia said.

Hall is now home and undergoing physical therapy.

Doctors credit the photographs with helping to bring back her memory.

“It’s not just medical science that’s bringing patients back,” said Dr. Richard Temes, North Shore University Hospital neurocritical care director. “Patients’ families are so important and key in terms of neurological recovery.”

On Tuesday, the hospital helped the Halls celebrate three months of marriage with cake and a performance by former American Idol contestant, Ian Holmes, who collaborated with Raleigh on his recently released CD.

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  1. Madonna B. says:

    That’s sweet and I’m proud of them both

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