At 19 years old, she had her whole life ahead of her. But something happened while she was riding the subway. It suddenly hit her like a ton of bricks. Whatever it was, it made her hit the cold floor after stumbling down among passengers. At that point, all she could feel were stranger's hands frantically trying to lift her up. Unbeknownst to her, her whole life was about to change and everything she thought she knew would never be the same again.
Jess was loving and living life after finishing school, and slowly but surely, she was starting to settle down into a comfortable routine. She had managed to score a pretty decent job in London where she worked as a recruiter. But a recruiter might do more than just find people for jobs. Occasionally, she might be able to meet the love of her life, too! Jess had been dating Rich for 5 months. In a way, she felt like all the planets had aligned and she was on the right path. While she was still living with her parents, Jess enjoyed the security and freedom that comes from not having to deal with paying for rent or food. She was still young, and was barely starting to become financially independent from her parents.
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Let's be honest. Jess was doing pretty well, considering she was still really young. Adulting isn't always easy! No one wants to manage credit cards or learn how to do taxes. But Jess managed to become independent from her parents slowly, which made her feel like she was in control.
Every day, Jess and Rich rode the subway from Tunbridge Wells into London. The lovey dovey couple really knew how to take advantage of those two long hours to catch up on current events and enjoy every waking moment together. They loved having the privilege of keeping each other company. But Jess would've never imagined how fortunate she was to have someone by her side on that subway ride every single day.
Dreadful Subway Ride
Rich has a clear memory of what happened that day. It all went down really fast. All of a sudden, he remembers Jess falling into his arms. He was confused. All he could do was hug her and hold her tight until the seizures stopped. Every excruciating minute lasted an hour, or so it seemed. The train kept speeding along, but Rich was struggling to keep it together. He wasn't able to get her off the train and get help. “On the 3rd March 2016, my life, my families’ life, and my boyfriend’s life were to turn upside down. I was on my way to work that morning and somewhere along that tube journey my memory and life disappeared…” Jess explained.