No Lungs for 6 Days – level 2

31-01-2017 07:00

Cystic fibrosis is a serious genetic disease which affects the lungs. A woman from Canada was born with it, and she went to hospital in April.

She had a bad lung infection and doctors gave her just hours to live. They decided to try a radical surgery. They removed her lungs while she waited for a transplant.

The woman lived for 6 days without lungs. A special machine did the job instead of the human organ. Doctors gave her new lungs when they became available, and now she is getting better every day.

Difficult words: affect (have an effect on), disease (something which makes your body feel bad), radical (drastic, serious, risky).

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