Man who lost memory and forgot family proposes re-marriage to wife live on This Morning

Two years ago Dustin Hammond ended up in A&E after completely losing his memory. Now he has re-proposed to his wife live on This Morning - and it was a beautiful moment…

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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Damian Hammond went missing two years ago. Loving wife Cathy enlisted the police to help her search for her 35-year-old husband and, thankfully, they tracked him down at a local hospital.

But, tragically, Damian had absolutely no idea who she was.

Damian had completely lost his memory due to a combination of stress and trauma while travelling to work - and, since then, he has worked hard to slowly piece his life back together.

Speaking with This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, he explained: “It was really difficult to take it all in.

“I didn't understand who everyone was... when Cathy came around the corner in hospital, I thought she was a doctor - I didn't realise she was my wife.

“She called my name and I looked at her blankly."

Via This Morning
Via This Morning

“She explained that we were married and she lifted my wedding finger up and we've got jigsaw rings so they clicked together so I knew we were connected in some way.”

He continued: “Memories of my early childhood, there's virtually nothing. Senior school I remember a little bit more... social networking has really helped.

“When I was shown our baby books that had pictures of me with the children - it was very, very tough to start with because I couldn't remember it and I just sat there and burst out crying.”

But, by the end of the show, something beautiful happened as Damian turned to his wife and asked her a very special question.

“I'm just living each day as it is,” he said before turning to Cathy.

“I love her. I love her with all my heart... and I just wanted to ask you something - will you re-marry me?"

“Yes, I will. Of course I will,” she replied.

Watch the clip for yourself over on the This Morning site. Did it leave you with a wobbly lip as well?

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