No Lungs for 6 Days – level 3

31-01-2017 07:00

Melissa Benoit from Canada was born with cystic fibrosis and taken to hospital with a severe lung infection back in April. Doctors gave her just hours to live, but they decided to try a radical surgery of removing her lungs while she waited for a transplant.

Technology kept the woman alive for 6 days by oxygenating and circulating her blood until her new lungs became available. She is currently recovering and continuing to work on her strength every day. She has even started walking with the help of a cane.

Difficult words: cystic fibrosis (a serious genetic disease which affects the lungs), oxygenate (put oxygen into something), circulate (move throughout something).

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