Hisashi Nishizawa and Mai Nakahara, a Japanese couple, had intended to marry in 2007, but a sad twist of fate caused them to undergo a protracted engagement before ultimately marrying in 2014.
They had planned to marry in early 2007, but tragedy struck, forcing the expectant groom, Nishizawa, to call off the wedding just three months before the big day.
In late December 2006, the bride-to-be, Nakahara, lost her short-term memory and began making weird screaming sounds with her voice at night.
The neurosurgery department admitted her to a mental institution since they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her or what was causing her memory loss and weird conduct. She went into a coma while under the hospital’s care when her heart and lungs temporarily stopped working. According to Japan Bullet, she was subsequently taken to Okayama University Hospital for additional evaluation.
Nishizawa was asked by Nakahara’s parents to look for an other woman while she was in the hospital, but he refused. He frequently stated, “I’ll wait.”
Following a few months, visiting physicians speculated that Nakahara might be suffering from Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. According to reports, the illness leads the immune system, which protects the body from pathogens, to assault brain functioning.
Hallucinations, impaired breathing, and the inability to display emotions are all symptoms of the rare condition, which affects 0.33 individuals in a million. Nakahara began to exhibit symptoms of progress soon after receiving medical therapy, including the ability to respond to voices.
Months passed, and she gradually regained some of her talents. She was able to convey her feelings and even write her name in kanji characters by 2011.
Her condition improved at home, where she began to recognize members of her family, and she was soon discharged from the hospital. Nishizawa, who she had observed was often by her side, was one person she couldn’t recollect. She was said to be perplexed as to why he was always present.
After discovering an old pocketbook with the words “wedding ceremony” and the date March 11, 2007, scrawled on it, her recollection of Nishizawa came flooding back. She eventually discovered who Nishizawa was in her life when she looked through her pocketbook, which included the dates of her dates with him as well as their countless images together.
The couple called their rented hall to reschedule their wedding in June 2014, almost eight years after postponing it.
“I couldn’t believe it when I got the call. Wedding planner Ai Kubota was cited as stating, “I was overjoyed, saying, ‘It’s a resurgence.”
On December 21, 2014, the wedding that was almost never held went place. Their union was seen by relatives, friends, and the hospital personnel who cared for Nakahara.
Nishizawa was later cited as saying, “It would be unimaginable if I just went back to an ordinary existence.” “As I watched her improve day by day, little by little, I couldn’t believe it had been eight years.”
“I am indebted to you. “I’d like to start a nice family with you,” Nakahara stated.
Their wedding video became viral on the internet:
Their remarkable love story has captivated audiences all over the world, and it has been shown on Japanese television, converted into a book, and even adapted into a film.