Boy has new hands – level 2

04-08-2015 15:00

Doctors had to amputate the arms and feet of an American boy. He was two years old and had a serious bacterial infection.

With prosthetic legs, he is able to walk, run and jump.

Now, he underwent an eleven-hour operation, and he became the youngest person to receive a double hand transplant.

He has weeks of therapy ahead, but soon he will be able to pick up small objects. The boy’s immune system will have to be suppressed so his body does not reject the hands.

Difficult words: amputate (to cut off), prosthetic (a part of your body that is not natural), supress (to make weaker).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this boy’s new hands?

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