Man Has a New Face – level 2

09-02-2021 07:00

In 2018, a 22-year-old named Joe DiMeo from New Jersey, US, had a serious car crash.

Joe suffered burns on more than 80% of his body. His lips and eyelids were burned, and doctors had to amputate his fingers. Joe spent more than three months in a coma. When he woke up, he started to exercise a little.

Joe underwent a surgery during which doctors transplanted his face and hands. Both body parts came from the same person, and it was the first such surgery in the world which was successful. It took place in New York and a team of 140 people worked for 23 hours. After the surgery, Joe said that there was always a reason to be happy.

Difficult words: amputate (to cut off an arm, leg, or fingers), coma (when a person has an accident and he looks like he is sleeping, but his body does not react to anything), transplant (to take an organ or another body part from one body and put it in another body).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this operation?

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