Posted on June 20, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

The British songstress Adele is being credited with waking a young girl from a coma.

Sound crazy? Well it’s true: The Grammy-winning singer struck a mental chord, pun intended, with Charlotte Neve, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The 7-year-old British girl had suffered a nearly fatal brain hemorrhage and had been in a coma for almost a week, the Post reported. In fact, doctors had told the girl’s mother, Leila Neve, that the prognosis was dire for Charlotte.

While the mother was at her daughter’s hospital bedside, they were within earshot of a radio. Adele’s hit “Rolling in the Deep” came on, which is a song that the mother and daughter used to sing together, according to the Post.

The mother started singing it, and was stunned when Charlotte smiled — apparently the first time she had shown a reaction since her brain injury.

Attending nurses told the mother to keep singing, and Charlotte smiled again. Her condition continued to improve.

She has made a major recovery, although she has memory loss and partial blindness right now, the Post reported. The tabloid said that nurses told mother Leila that she “unlocked” her comatose daughter.

Charlotte had her brain hemorrhage April 13, and had an aneurism on a major artery on the back of her brain. A few days later, the girl had several strokes.




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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
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