Holy water brings girl back to life!
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Holy water brings girl back to life!

Lucy Hussey-Bergonzi, who had a walk-on part in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was in coma for five days due to a rare illness. Doctors were certain she would die, but some holy water changed everything...

entertainment Updated: Aug 10, 2011 19:59 IST

Lucy Hussey-Bergonzi, who filmed a walk-on part in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and who was in coma for five days, was miraculously brought back to life after holy water was sprinkled on her.

Doctors thought the 13-year-old girl would certainly die after collapsing due to a rare condition since birth – arteriovenous malformation, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels that remain undetected until they burst.

Amidst all the prayers and goodbyes by the family members, the teenager’s arm suddenly shot up in the air as a Catholic priest splashed holy water on her skin.

“I don’t know what to make of the way I came out of the coma – I’d never heard of anything like this before,” the Daily Express quoted her as saying.

“I think it was a miracle, I can’t think of any other explanation,” she added.

Doctors were left bewildered as Bergonzi was taken off life support within 24 hours of the priest’s blessings, leaving them on the look out for a logical explanation.

After her sensational comeback, Bergonzi, now 16, is relearning how to walk, talk, eat and even drink.

First Published: Aug 10, 2011 19:34 IST