Toy Saves a Boy’s Life – level 3

08-05-2017 07:00

A boy named Emre was ill and doctors were baffled by his symptoms, so they diagnosed him with a migraine and sent him home. His mother said that something was wrong because her son was having behaviour changes such as being angry, having rages, and vomiting.

Emre drew a picture of the pain in his head on his Etch-A-Sketch and described it as a ‘lump’ in his head. His mother took a picture of his drawing and brought it to the doctors to highlight her concerns again.

Doctors did a brain scan and found that Emre had a life-threatening brain tumour. They performed surgery and he is now recovering at home.

Difficult words: be baffled (be confused), rage (a violent, uncontrollable anger), Etch-A-Sketch (a toy where you can draw a temporary picture), highlight (bring attention to).

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