In 1988, an accident in her home erased Su Meck’s memory. After 23 years of relearning her life, the Gaithersburg woman has earned a degree from Montgomery College.
Su Meck, 45, graduated from Montgomery College with an associate degree in music. It was the culmination of a life that, in most senses of the word, began at 22. In 1988, a ceiling fan fell on Meck’s head. The blow erased her memory. She awoke after a week in a coma with the mental capacity of a small child. She no longer knew her husband or her two baby sons. She barely spoke and could not read or write, walk, eat, dress or drive. Matt McClain for The Washington Post Buy Photo