A woman says, ´I am not dead!´ – level 2

09-09-2021 07:00

Four years ago, Jeanne Pouchain´s husband got a letter from a court which said that his wife died, and he had to pay her debts. It was a crazy moment for the man because his wife was standing next to him.

The court´s mistake meant that the woman was legally dead. The woman started a long fight with authorities to prove that she was alive. Pouchain lost work, and she did not have a valid ID and social security card. It meant that she could not go to the doctor and dentist, and her health started to get worse.

Pouchain´s family spent all their savings on court costs, and the court even took some of their things. Now, it seems that the court may look at Pouchain´s case again, and she could finally feel alive again.

Difficult words: debt (money which a person must pay to somebody else), prove (to show that something is true), social security card (a card with a special number on it with which a person can get a job and some help from the government).

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