Seven-year-old Charlotte Neve suffered a brain hemorrhage in April, leaving her in a comatose state. After undergoing two unsuccessful operations to stop the bleeding in her brain and a series of strokes, the family was prepared to say their goodbyes.
It was then that “Rolling in the Deep” came on over the hospital radio, a song Charlotte and her mother used to sing together all the time. This time, as her mom sang along, Charlotte began to smile, to the amazement of her doctors. Two days later she had started speaking again.
Charlotte had been entirely unresponsive, in the coma for a week, before hearing the Adele song.
Charlotte was left with partial blindness and memory loss, but was allowed to return home. Now, two months later, she is learning to walk again, and has gone back to attending school.
Charlottle’s mom, Leila Neve, is quoted as saying, “A day or two after the Adele incident, doctors took took the drain out of Charlotte’s head to see whether she could function without it and she literally went from smiling and being giddy to standing up in bed. It was a miracle.” –Kelsey Fowler
Kelsey Fowler is the 2012 Features Intern at The Denver Post, currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.