FC: The Artificial Heart
1: Mr. Keehn & Mr. Zimmer Third hour class
2: It was thanksgiving day of 1982.
3: Barney Clark was a sixty one year old dentist.
4: He had a heart attack. | About ten people had to haul him down stairs and take him to the hospital.
5: On the way to the hospital...
6: his condition worsened.
7: They finally got him to the hospital
8: and put him on life support.
9: Then a man called Dr. Kolff had an idea...
10: Since Mr. Clark’s heart was so bad, Dr. Kolff was going to give him a new one
11: The new heart was made by Dr. Kolff himself, and a man named Robert Jarvik.
12: So Dr. Kolff pulled the artificial heart out of his pocket! | And gave it to Mr. Clark!
13: The artificial heart began to work!
15: But, after some time Mr. Clark’s body didn't like the new heart. | And as time went by, Mr. Clark grew more and more sick.
16: After 112 days with the new heart, he ended up going to a better place.
17: But thanks to Dr. Kolff and Robert Jarvik, Mr. Clark helped a lot of other people with bad hearts get better.
18: Written by: Roberta Pivoriute Illustrated by: Savanna Roark Read by: Kevin Miller