Boy’s broken neck – level 2

14-10-2015 15:00

A 16-months-old Australian boy was in a car crash with his mother and sister. The boy was badly injured – his neck was broken.

Doctors in Brisbane operated on him for six hours to reattach his head to the spine. The operation was led by a doctor who in Australia is known as the “godfather of spinal surgery”.

The boy’s mother and other doctors called the operation a miracle.

The little boy has to wear a brace over his head for eight weeks.

Difficult words: reattach (to attach – to connect something again), spine (the series of bones which go down your back), brace (a thing which stops you from moving a body part too much).

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

Amazing, isn’t it?

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