Seven-year-old Charlotte Neve suffered a brain hemorrhage in April, and two operations to stop the bleeding had left her in a coma from which she wasn't expected to recover.
But when Charlotte's mom climbed into bed with her for a final goodbye cuddle, Adele's ''Rolling in the Deep'' came on the radio, and Leila Neve "started singing it to her because she loves her and we used to sing that song together."
Miraculously, Charlotte started smiling.
"I couldn't believe it," Neve says. "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."
Two days later, Charlotte was speaking. Now, two months later, she's back in school.
"How she's still here is beyond everybody," Neve says. "She was very lucky to survive."