Countless Adele fans have noted that the singer’s emotion-packed tunes have been lifesavers during difficult personal times. However, here’s a case in which her music literally did, indeed, save a life: A British mom is crediting one of Adele’s hits as the catalyst that woke her little girl out of a coma.
Seven-year-old Charlotte Neve suffered a rare type of brain hemorrhage in mid-April, and slipped into a coma after two operations were performed to stop the bleeding. Doctors told her mother, Leila, that her daughter’s chances didn’t look good.
Charlotte remained in the coma for a week—when, one day, her mother came to visit and heard Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” playing on the radio. As this was a song she and Charlotte both enjoyed, Leila began singing along.
Unexpectedly, Charlotte smiled in response, surprising the hospital staff.
"I couldn’t believe it," Leila Neve told the Telegraph. “It was the first time she had reacted to anything since the hemorrhage. The nurses were astounded and told me to keep singing, and she smiled again…[They] said it was like I ‘unlocked her,’ and from that day she started getting better and better.”
Two days later, the little girl was speaking and able to get out of bed. Although not fully recovered today, she is back at home, has returned to school, can dance and ride her bike—and, presumably, is singing along with Adele’s albums again.
Her mother says that she’s not surprised her music-loving daughter responded to one of her favorite songs, but it’s still a miracle overall. “How she’s still here is beyond everybody. I was told that she was very lucky to survive.”
Adele and her representatives have not yet commented publicly on the heartwarming story, but it’s without a doubt a credit that any musician would love to add to his or her resume!