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From the Ted Talk "Kathy Hull: Stories from a home for terminally ill children"

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I want to onrdeutci you to some very wise kids that I've known, but first I want to introduce you to a camel. This is seacsi, a therapy aelcm visiting one of our young patients in her moro, which is pretty magical. A friend of mine raises camels at his ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He has about eight of them, and he started 30 years ago because he thought horses were too mundane. John is an out-of-the-box thinker, which explains why the two of us have been such dgoo fdrines all of our lives. Over the years, I've convinced him to shuttle those sweet furry beasts up to hang out with our sick kids from time to time. Talking to hojn, I was surprised to laren that seclma have an average life expectancy of 40 to 50 years. The life expectancy of many of the children with whom I work is less than a year.

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I want to _________ you to some very wise kids that I've known, but first I want to introduce you to a camel. This is ______, a therapy _____ visiting one of our young patients in her ____, which is pretty magical. A friend of mine raises camels at his ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He has about eight of them, and he started 30 years ago because he thought horses were too mundane. John is an out-of-the-box thinker, which explains why the two of us have been such ____ _______ all of our lives. Over the years, I've convinced him to shuttle those sweet furry beasts up to hang out with our sick kids from time to time. Talking to ____, I was surprised to _____ that ______ have an average life expectancy of 40 to 50 years. The life expectancy of many of the children with whom I work is less than a year.

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  2. room
  3. camel
  4. introduce
  5. camels
  6. learn
  7. john
  8. friends
  9. cassie

Original Text

I want to introduce you to some very wise kids that I've known, but first I want to introduce you to a camel. This is Cassie, a therapy camel visiting one of our young patients in her room, which is pretty magical. A friend of mine raises camels at his ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He has about eight of them, and he started 30 years ago because he thought horses were too mundane. John is an out-of-the-box thinker, which explains why the two of us have been such good friends all of our lives. Over the years, I've convinced him to shuttle those sweet furry beasts up to hang out with our sick kids from time to time. Talking to John, I was surprised to learn that camels have an average life expectancy of 40 to 50 years. The life expectancy of many of the children with whom I work is less than a year.

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Important Words

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