Man, 37, wakes up and forgets the past 20 YEARS including having a 10-year-old ...

Man, 37, wakes up and forgets the past 20 YEARS including having a 10-year-old ...
Man, 37, wakes up and forgets the past 20 YEARS including having a 10-year-old ...

A father who woke up thinking it was the nineties had 20 years of memories, including his marriage and daughter, wiped due to a brain condition.

Daniel Porter, 36, from Granbury, Texas, woke up next to his wife, Ruth, 37, in July last year with no idea who she was or where he was.

The hearing specialist thought it was time to get ready for school and had no memory of his wife or daughter Libby, 10.

Ruth was forced to convince Daniel that he hadn't been kidnapped and that she was his wife with the help of his parents.

Daniel believed his parents when they said that Ruth was his wife, but had no idea that he had a daughter and became angry when he looked in the mirror, asking why he was 'old and fat'. 

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The couple were told to expect his memories back within 24 hours when doctors told him that he'd suffered Transient Global Amnesia, which is a sudden, temporary interruption of short-term memory.  

Daniel Porter, 36, from Granbury, Texas, woke up next to his wife, Ruth, 37, in July last year with no memory of his wife Ruth, 37, or daughter Libby, 10

Daniel Porter, 36, from Granbury, Texas, woke up next to his wife, Ruth, 37, in July last year with no memory of his wife Ruth, 37, or daughter Libby, 10

He woke up thinking it was the nineties and it was time to get ready for school due to a brain condition (pictured: Daniel having a brain test)

He woke up thinking it was the nineties and it was time to get ready for school due to a brain condition (pictured: Daniel having a brain test)

Although Daniel has been retaining memories since last year, he still has no recollection of the 20 years before that including his wedding day and the birth of Libby.

Ruth said: 'He woke up one morning and just had no idea who I was or where he was. He was very confused. I could tell he didn't recognise the room.

'He thought he was either drunk and gone home with a woman or that he'd been kidnapped. I could see him looking for an escape route.'

Daniel remembered a WWE programme and when Ruth researched when it was aired she worked out that he thought it was the 90s. 

She helped him get dressed, and he thought that she was putting him into her husband's clothes, who he thought was going to 'come home any minute'. 

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The couple were staying on Daniel's parents farm, and they confirmed that Ruth was his wife. 

Although Daniel has been retaining memories since last year, he still has no recollection of the 20 years before that including his wedding day and the birth of Libby (pictured: Daniel and daughter Libby before he lost his memories)

Although Daniel has been retaining memories since last year, he still has no recollection of the 20 years before that including his wedding day and the birth of Libby (pictured: Daniel and daughter Libby before he lost his memories) 

After he woke up and looked in the mirror with memories, Daniel was angry and 'asked why he was old and fat' (pictured: Daniel, Libby and Ruth after the memory loss)

After he woke up and looked in the mirror with memories, Daniel was angry and 'asked why he was old and fat' (pictured: Daniel, Libby and Ruth after the memory loss)

Daniel believed his parents, but had no idea that he had a daughter and was scared of their dogs, Ruth said.  

Ruth added: 'He was angry when he looked at himself in the mirror. He was asking why he was old and fat.'

As well as losing memories with his loved ones, including meeting Ruth in 2006 at Walmart where they both worked and their wedding in 2007, Daniel has lost all memory of his

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