Millie Moran was born with a rare defect that caused a gap in her spine and damage to some important organs. In her four years of life, she'd been through more than 27 operations. And on Christmas of 2014 when she had a chest infection, it looked like all hope had been lost for her.
The holiday started off as a joyous one, with the toddler tearing through presents. One of the presents was a singalong karaoke player with songs from the movie Frozen, which she was especially excited about.
But hours later, her lungs collapsed and she fell into a coma.
Though the situation seemed dire, her family didn't give up hope. Her parents and grandparents decided to sing popular Frozen songs to her from the karaoke player in the hospital.
Her mother, Emma Jayne Clarke, said, "We kept singing Frozen to her because she loves Frozen and we wanted to keep her feeling as normal as possible, just like we were at home."
Miraculously, the four-year-old woke up, recovered, and beat the odds stacked against her. And she revealed that she could hear her relatives singing the whole time.
"It just goes to show people can hear you when they are in a coma - I really do believe that," Clarke said. "As a family we stayed strong for her and I would say to other families never give up hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to keep going."