The Magic of Adele: “Rolling in the Deep” Awakens Girl from Coma
Never underestimate the power of music: A girl’s favorite song, Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” recently awoke her from a coma.
How’s this for a miracle?
According to the UK newspaper the Telegraph, 7-year-old Charlotte Neve was just a normal, happy-go-lucky child from Lancashire—until she suffered a brain hemorrhage in her sleep back in April. The hemorrhage almost killed her, and after two operations to stop the bleeding in her brain and a series of strokes, she was left in a coma. Doctors told her mother, Leila, to prepare for the worst.
Devastating news. But then this happened: Leila climbed into her daughter’s hospital bed to give Charlotte a final cuddle. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” started playing on the radio, and since Leila and Charlotte used to sing the song together, she began to sing it to Charlotte then.
And Charlotte smiled.
Within two days, she was speaking, could focus on colors, and had even managed to get up from her bed. Her doctors, of course, were astonished.
The brave and spectacular Charlotte.
Her ordeal left her with partial blindness and memory loss, but two months later, Charlotte is relearning how to walk and talk and has regained partial sight. She’s gone back to school and to her beloved dance classes (she does street, ballet, and tap), and—most importantly—she’s been allowed to come home. Said Leila of Charlotte’s first weekend visit back, “It was like she was rebooting. She was allowed to come home for a weekend to see how she was and the first thing she said was ‘home sweet home’. When she was let out she came out wheeling the wheelchair that she was fitted for but didn’t need.” She has since returned home full-time.
Unfortunately the doctors don’t know yet whether the damage is permanent, but the prognosis is positive. Leila added, “Charlotte has been brilliant. She is so determined and brave. The doctors have stopped telling us what she should be able to do—because she has amazed them so much. From the scans, she shouldn’t even be able to walk again—never mind talk, ride her bike and run around like she has been doing.”
We have only one thing to say: Go, Charlotte! Go!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.