By Chris Wright
A 12-year old girl from Crotone in Italy has been woken from a 15-day coma by the soothing voice of her idol, one Alessandro Del Piero. That’s a sentence that doesn’t tend to get used very often.
Jade fell ill and reportedly slipped into a coma while watching the goals from Juventus’ 2-0 win over Atalanta on January 22nd. Her parents then contacted Del Piero through a charity and the Juve veteran sent two messages (one audio, one video) to the hospital in Cosenza – something along the lines of the following:
“Hello Jade, is Alessandro Del Piero. I hope you’ll wake up and come back to us as soon as possible to watch many of our games.”
After the nurses played Jade the tapes on a daily basis, she eventually flinched a hand and was back in the land of the living 24 hours later. The first thing she asked for after regaining consciousness? To meet her footballing icon and saviour? Nah, our Jade wanted an ice cream!
Her father had this to say:
“This revival was wonderful. There are no words, we are overflowing with joy and gratitude for everyone: for the doctors who have worked and watched our little girl and the love [from Del Piero] that came from on high.”
The man’s a saint. Zlatan would’ve attempted to revive her with a powerful slap.