A young British girl has made a miracle recovery after a rare brain hemorrhage left her in a coma, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.
In April, 7-year-old Charlotte Neve suffered from a hemorrhage followed by a series of debilitating strokes, leaving her without the ability to see or speak.
Charlotte's mother, Leila, was told that her child was unlikely to survive.
"Doctors told me to say goodbye and I thought I was going to lose my little girl," Leila, a single mother who lives in Lancashire, England, told the Sun.
Leila says she decided to climb into Charlotte's hospital bed to "give her a cuddle." It was then that "Rolling in the Deep" came on the radio.
“I started singing it to her because she loves [Adele] and we used to sing that song together," Leila said.
Incredibly, Charlotte responded to her mother's voice.
“Charlotte started smiling and I couldn’t believe it. 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," Leila told the Sun. “The nurses said it was like I unlocked her and from that day she started getting better and better.”
Defying staggering medical odds, Charlotte has since made an astonishing recovery.
After undergoing physiotherapy and occupational speech therapy, Charlotte has not only relearned how to walk and talk, she's also back to riding her bicycle, taking dance classes and attending school on a part-time basis, the Daily Mail reports.
"Charlotte has been brilliant. She is so determined and brave. The doctors have stopped telling us what she should be able to do -- because she has amazed them so much," her mother said. "From the scans, she shouldn’t even be able to walk again -- never mind talk, ride her bike and run around like she has been doing."
"It’s a complete miracle," she added.
However, despite Charlotte's recovery, the effects of the brain hemorrhage -- which doctors say is extremely rare in children -- will likely impact the young girl for the rest of her life.
Left partially blind in both eyes, Charlotte is now only able to concentrate for short periods of time and suffers from severe memory loss.
“Charlotte will be seen by doctors for life. They can’t predict how she will be and we will have regular appointments…with specialists," Leila told the Lancashire Telegraph.
The family has set up a fundraising drive called Lottie Loo's Get Well Wish, which is raising money for equipment to help Charlotte with her recovery.
“We are going to need a lot of equipment as she gets older to ensure that she can be independent," said Leila. “Once she no longer needs the equipment we are going to lend it out to other local people who may benefit from it.”
Photos of Charlotte from the Lottie Loo's Get Well Wish Facebook page
Charlotte gets a hug from her aunt
Charlotte and her 11-year-old sister, Megan
Charlotte had to cut off her hair after a drain was put in at the back of her skull
Charlotte's sister, Megan, chopped off her hair to show her support
Charlotte with her mom, Leila, and sister, Megan