Baby Has 25 Heart Attacks – level 3

18-02-2019 15:00

At eight days old, doctors told baby Theo’s parents that he might not survive because his heart was improperly pumping blood. However, Theo defied the odds when he survived 25 cardiac arrests in just one day.

He had two operations and a doctor said that it was amazing how quickly the baby recovered.

Eighteen months later, Theo is still doing well and his parents are very proud of him. His mother said that he has ‘a zest for life’, and his father said that ‘he was kept on this earth to do something special’.

Difficult words: defy the odds (do something that seems impossible), cardiac arrest (when the heart stops pumping blood; a heart attack), a zest for life (an enjoyment of life).

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