Very heavy man has a problem – level 2

29-04-2014 07:00

This story is about a very heavy man. He weighs 300 kilograms and he is just 22 years old. He is from China.

Last week, the man became ill and he could not move himself at home. When an ambulance arrived at his house, paramedics could not move him onto the stretcher. A few other men had to help. He was sent to hospital in critical condition. His kidneys were not functioning.

The man was over 6.5 kilograms heavy when he was born. He has always eaten a lot. He can eat three times more food than a normal person.

Difficult words: paramedic (somebody who does medical work), stretcher (bed for carrying somebody who’s injured), critical (serious), kidney (one of the two organs in your lower back which cleans blood).

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

Do you know any really big people?

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