This story abut an Adele song just might leave you crying, but for a whole other reason than usual.
For many, Adele’s lyrics instantly elicit an emotional response, and perhaps that’s part of the reason why it had such a profound affect on one little British girl.
7-year-old Charlotte Neve suffered an extreme brain hemorrhage back in April out of the clear blue. Mom, Leila, noticed something was wrong one night while the girl was sleeping. When she checked on her, she found her “cold and floppy” and barely breathing. Soon after, doctors discovered a “12mm aneurysm on the main artery in the back of Charlotte’s brain.”
In the days that followed, Charlotte also suffered a series of strokes and doctors encouraged mom to say her final goodbyes. It’s a gut-wrenching scenario to imagine.
That’s when mom climbed into her daughter’s bed and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” came on the radio. Mom started singing it into her daughter’s ear and according to the NY Daily News, that’s when everything changed:
“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,” the British girl’s mother told the newspaper.
Leila started singing the tune the pair used to sing together and Charlotte began to smile.
“The nurses said it was like I ‘unlocked her,’ and from that day she started getting better and better.”
Charlotte’s condition improved ever since that day. Two days later, she got up from her bed and two months later she began to relearn how to speak and walk. She still has some blindness and memory loss, and it will be a long road to recovery. Doctors can’t yet say if a full recovery is possible.
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