(NEW YORK) — Adele has set records and won dozens of awards for her 2011 album, 21. Now, there is a 7-year-old girl who is said to have woken up from a life-threatening coma when Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” came on the radio.
Charlotte Neve suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 13 and was in a coma for a week, The Daily Mail reported. She underwent two surgeries, but doctors warned her family the odds weren’t in the girl’s favor. They believed even if she survived, she wouldn’t see or speak again.
Neve soon took a turn for the worse, and doctors told her mother, Leila, to say her final goodbyes. That, said The Daily Mail, is when “Rolling in the Deep” came on the radio.
Leila, 31, started singing the song. She and her daughter had often sung it together.
Neve smiled. It was the first time she had shown any reaction to anything since falling into the coma. The paper says doctors were astounded.
Within two days, the young girl had started speaking and had even managed to get up from her bed, The Daily Mail said. They played the song on a loop after that, and soon Neve woke up.
Neve’s friends and family set up a Facebook group, “Lottie Loo’s Get Well Wish,” chronicling her progress. Photos posted to the group show Neve laughing and playing, first in her hospital bed, then out in the world. A video posted to the Facebook group shows her singing along to the song that miraculously brought her back.
Neve’s recovery has been speedy. She’s partially blind and she suffers from memory loss, but she’s already back in school part-time and taking dance classes.
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Meera Senthilingam, CNN
Michael H. O'Donnell, Idaho State Journal