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19 June 2012, 10:11
Charlotte Neve had been in a coma for a week when 'Rolling In The Deep' helped trigger recovery.
The mother of a child who awoke from a coma after hearing her sing Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' has described it as a miracle.
Charlotte Neve, seven, had been in a coma for a week after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Doctors had told her family that they should prepare themselves to say goodbye, but Charlotte started showing signs of response when mum Leila sang the track as it came on the radio.
Charlotte began to smile when she heard the melody, which mother and daughter often sang together.
Leila told the Daily Mirror: "It's a miracle. Doctors told me to say goodbye and I thought I was going to lose my little girl.
"I got into her bed for a cuddle. Then Adele came on the radio so I started singing it to her, as she loves Adele and we used to sing that song together."
She added: "Then Charlotte started smiling. I couldn’t believe it. This was the first time she had reacted to anything since the haemorrhage. The nurses were astounded and told me to keep singing – then she smiled again."
The incident marked the start an incredible recovery for the little girl, who has since returned to school and is already attending dance classes again.
Her mother said that music was an "important" part of Charlotte's life, and that she also enjoyed listening to Katy Perry.