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Trawden brain haemorrhage girl’s recovery has left doctors amazed
A SEVEN-year-old girl, struck down by an ‘extremely rare’ brain haemorrhage, has defied doctors with a ‘miraculous recovery’.
Charlotte Neve, from Trawden, was left unable to speak or see after the ordeal.
But now she has started to walk, talk and run about as well as partially regaining her sight.
She suffered the haemorrhage in April and awoke from a coma but was then struck down by a major stroke which left her unable to speak or see, and suffering from memory loss.
Her family said Charlotte, who is still being treated at Leeds General Infirmary, has surpassed all her doctor’s expectations after scans revealed extensive damage to the left side of her brain.
However, the Trawden Forest Primary School pupil has been left blind in the right side of both eyes and short-term memory loss continues.
Her aunt, Marieta Birt, said: “Scans revealed extensive damage to the left side of her brain, both frontal lobes and some other small areas of the brain.
However, she is the biggest little miracle.
“She is proving the doctors wrong at every turn. She is up, walking, talking and running about. She is remembering some things, recognising people, feeding herself, and learning to write again.
“Doctors cannot believe what a miraculous recovery she has made. They say that looking at the scans she shouldn’t able to do the things she is.”
The family have now set up a fundraising appeal called Lottie Loo's Get Well Wish which aims to raise money for equipment to help when she is able to return home. Half the funds will also go to the Sick Children's Trust.
Marieta added: “Charlotte is undergoing a lot of therapy and attending school at the hospital.
"We are hoping that she will be able to return home in the next few weeks and are looking at getting her a Buddy Dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind.
"So far we have raised £701 through a pub crawl and hope to buy a bath seat to help her relax in the bath without getting tired.”
A charity clothes swap is planned at Colne Ambulance Hall on June 2.