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高三阅读理解Jim McGee once an Air Force pilot in Vietnam

时间:2019-09-26 18:41  作者:Edmond  来源:www.2abc8.com

Jim McGee, once an Air Force pilot in Vietnam. In 2017, he was seriously ill because his kidneys(肾)were gone.

Jim immediately started dialysis(透析),but a person of his age on dialysis usually lives only about four years. Transplants are a long-shot alternative. The National Kidney Foundation estimates that 13 people die every day while waiting for a donor with the right blood and tissue types. Jim’s wife, Shirley McGee, and some family friends offered but weren’t a match.

Desperate, Shirley had T-shirts made that said “I’m in need of a donor.” Her husband would wear one whenever he went to downtown Sarasota. No luck.

In early 2018, Jim didn’t feel like attending a reunion of some Air Force buddies in Monterey, California. "I said, ‘Is it really worth going to Monterey to sit in dialysis for two days?’”Jim recalls. "And my wife said, ‘ Yeah,come on. You really want to see your friends.’And I am glad I made that decision.”

In California, Jim reunited with six fellow airmen, including one he hadn’t seen in nearly 50 years: Doug Coffman. The two had met when they both were learning Vietnamese before they went overseas. Jim told Doug and his other comrades about his predicament(困境).

Doug, then 70, happened to have the right blood type and immediately decided to help.

But could he? Shirley’s guess was that doctors would tell Doug what they had told her: You’re too old.

He immediately had his doctor send his medical records to Georgetown Medical Center, where Jim was being treated.

Within a month, Doug was cleared for major testing. The testing revealed not only that Doug’s tissue type matched Jim’s but also that he had the kidneys of a 35-year-old.

When the doctors gave him the OK to donate, Doug immediately called Jim, and asked for the first surgery date available. On September 18,2018,Doug went into surgery at 7:30 a. m.; Jim followed at 9:30 a. m. By noon, they were both in the recovery room. The transplant was a success.

24. Which of the following can best describe Shirley?

 A. Helpful and considerate.     B. Reasonable and energetic.

 C. Outgoing and thankful.      D. Knowledgeable and talkative.

25. How did Jim feel about his illness just before going to Monterey?

 A. Satisfied.     B. Discouraged.     C. Ashamed.     D. Nervous.

26. Why did Jim McGee decide to go to Monterey?

 A. To seek help.                B. To practice Vietnamese.

 C. To meet his fellow airmen.     D. To have a thorough examination there.

27. What can we know about Doug Coffman?

 A. He was too old to help.                     B. He seldom visited his doctor.

 C. He acted without delay in helping Jim.        D. He was 35 years younger than his age.

答案 24-27 ABCC


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