Monday, June 18, 2012

Adele song wakes 7-year old girl from coma

They say music has the power to do many things, and this story is about its ability to heal.

The Daily Mail reports a seven year old girl left fighting for life with a brain haemorrhage has awoken from a week-long coma after her mother sang Adele songs to her.

Charlotte Neve had suffered the haemorrhage - extremely rare for someone of her age - in her sleep and it almost killed her and left her unable to see or speak.

Following two operations to stop the bleeding on her brain, she was left in a coma fighting for life - and doctors told her mother, Leila, to say her final goodbyes.

But, when Leila, 31, got in the hospital bed to give Charlotte her final cuddle, Adele’s 'Rolling in the Deep' came on the radio - a song the pair used to sing together.

Leila started singing it to her daughter - and Charlotte began to smile - astounding doctors. Within two days, Charlotte - from Trawden, Lancashire - had started speaking, could focus on colors and managed to get up from her bed.

Two months on, she has astonished medics by learning to walk and talk has regained partial sight - and has now even gone back to school and dance classes.

"It’s a complete miracle," said Leila. "Doctors told me to say goodbye and I thought I was going to lose my little girl. I climbed into her hospital bed to give her a cuddle - she was wired up to machines and unresponsive - and Adele came on the radio. I started singing it to her because she loves her and we used to sing that song together.”

"Charlotte started smiling and I couldn’t believe it," she continued. "It was the first time she had reacted to anything since the haemorrhage. The nurses were astounded and told me to keep singing, and she smiled again. The nurses said it was like I ‘unlocked her’ and from that day she started getting better and better.”

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