We all knew that Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" had the power to make us cry on the spot, but it turns out it also has the power to save lives. Seriously. A seven-year-old girl in England named Charlotte Neve suffered a brain hemorrhage in her sleep and was in a coma following two surgeries to stop her brain from bleeding. Doctors had told her mother, Leila, to expect the worst. But when she climbed into the hospital bed with her daughter to give her a final cuddle, "Rolling in the Deep" came on the radio. It was a favorite song of theirs that they'd sung together, so Leila started singing it to Charlotte. As she did, Charlotte smiled—the first reaction to anything she'd shown since the hemorrhage.
Leila reports, "The nurses were astounded and told me to keep singing, and she smiled again." That moment marked a major turning point in her recovery, and within two days, Charlotte was talking and could get out of bed. Leila believes it was the song that did it: "The nurses said it was like I 'unlocked her' and from that day she started getting better and better."
This all happened back in April, and now Charlotte is relearning how to walk and talk. She has partial sight back and is going to school and taking dance classes. She does have some memory loss, and they're not sure if it will be permanent. But she's lucky to be here at all, much less be up and moving around. Her mother says, "It's a complete miracle. Doctors told me to say goodbye and I thought I was going to lose my little girl." Man, "Rolling in the Deep" strikes again—only this time it made us cry without even hearing it. Is there anything Adele can't do?
Girl woken from coma after listening to Adele [Telegraph]