Girl's memory resets every 2 hours - and doctors don't know why

Teen thinks each day is June 11 as memory 'resets' every 2 hours

Teen thinks each day is June 11 as memory 'resets' every 2 hours

Months after she was kicked in the head, an IL teen wakes up every morning thinking it's June 11th.

As the days go by, Riley grows more and more scared as doctors say "she might just be like this forever", her mother told the news outlet.

Riley Horner, 16, was accidentally kicked in the head by a student who was crowd-surfing at a dance during a youth agriculture convention in IL.

However, after dozens of seizures and countless hospital visits, Riley's symptoms are still a medical mystery.

According to WQAD News, Riley's doctors say her case is a "medical mystery" as they can not find anything physically wrong with her through CT scans or MRIs. "They can't see anything", she said. "You can't see a concussion on an MRI or CT Scan", said Sarah Horner, Riley Horner's mother.

Sarah explained her brother had recently passed away.

"And we tell her every day, but she has no idea about it", she said.

She says the whole experience is like a surreal movie, not so different from the plot of the 1993 film Groundhog Day where a weatherman is caught in a time loop.

Riley, second from left, with her cheer squad.

"I'm not making memories." said Riley.

The teenager told the news service people don't understand her condition. "And I'm just really scared".

Teen thinks each day is June 11 as memory 'resets' every 2 hours

Her family fears for her future after being warned it could be a lifelong problem.

On Wednesday Sarah shared an update on Riley's condition on Facebook saying it's been three months now that she's suffered from short term memory and is desperate for a cure.

Even the simpler things in life are wiped out of Riley's memory.

"I'm very confused", Riley told ABC News.

But the schoolgirl has to constantly write things in a notebook just to function, also taking photos on her phone so she can remember basic things like where her locker is, she said.

"(Doctors) told us that she might just be like this forever.

According to Sarah, research suggests six months of short-term memory can cause irreversible damage.

Before the incident, Riley was a bright student and active athlete.

It's a time that should be the most memorable of her life.

"I am not okay with that", her mother said.