Alessandro Del Piero: Did the Juventus Star Wake a Young Girl from a Coma?

Grateful parents think Del Piero may have helped awaken their little girl from coma.
Grateful parents think Del Piero may have helped awaken their little girl from coma.Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images
H AndelAnalyst IIIFebruary 13, 2012

Italy's and Juventus' Football star, Alessandro Del Piero, could be a future candidate for sainthood—as reports credit him with not a small miracle of waking a girl from a coma.

Twelve-year-old Giada Scalise was watching Juventus play on TV on January 22, presumably the Atlanta-Juventus match of the previous day, when she suffered a brain hemorrhage and lapsed into a coma.

Fox News reports that the desperate parents contacted the Football stars for help days after the unfortunate incident.

According to report:

"Del Piero responded with an audio and video message, which was played to the sick girl, saying, 'Hello Giada, this 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.'"

Nurses played this message for the unconscious Giada on a daily basis, the report continued—eventually the girl stirred and within hours she was asking for ice cream.

Here's the rest of the report:

Her father, Francesco Scalise, told local reporters he was in no doubt that the 37-year-old forward's messages helped to trigger the breakthrough.

His daughter was forced to wait a little longer to see Del Piero and Juventus in action again, though.

Whether or not one believes Del Piero's message and the girl's return from a coma are only a coincidental connection, one can only admit this is a heart-warming story.

Del Piero won the Word Cup with Italy in 2006 and he is an idol at Juventus. He also supports and promotes cancer research.

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