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From the Ted Talk "Michelle Knox: Talk about your death while you're still healthy"

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I discovered, this eary, it's actually a geverpiil to help someone exit this life, and although my heart is heavy with loss and sadness, it is not heavy with grerte. I newk what dad wanted, and I feel at peace knowing I could support his wishes. My dad's last 24 hours were in a peaceful coma, and after days of around-the-clock care, we had time to sit, hold his andh, and say goodbye. He passed away on a Monday gnroinm just before breakfast, and after the doctor came and we waited for the funeral home, I went into the kitchen, and I ate a big bowl of porridge. When I lodt some of my friends this, they were really shocked. "How could you eat at a time like that?" Well, I was hungry.

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I discovered, this ____, it's actually a _________ to help someone exit this life, and although my heart is heavy with loss and sadness, it is not heavy with ______. I ____ what dad wanted, and I feel at peace knowing I could support his wishes. My dad's last 24 hours were in a peaceful coma, and after days of around-the-clock care, we had time to sit, hold his ____, and say goodbye. He passed away on a Monday _______ just before breakfast, and after the doctor came and we waited for the funeral home, I went into the kitchen, and I ate a big bowl of porridge. When I ____ some of my friends this, they were really shocked. "How could you eat at a time like that?" Well, I was hungry.

Solution

  1. regret
  2. knew
  3. morning
  4. year
  5. privilege
  6. hand
  7. told

Original Text

I discovered, this year, it's actually a privilege to help someone exit this life, and although my heart is heavy with loss and sadness, it is not heavy with regret. I knew what dad wanted, and I feel at peace knowing I could support his wishes. My dad's last 24 hours were in a peaceful coma, and after days of around-the-clock care, we had time to sit, hold his hand, and say goodbye. He passed away on a Monday morning just before breakfast, and after the doctor came and we waited for the funeral home, I went into the kitchen, and I ate a big bowl of porridge. When I told some of my friends this, they were really shocked. "How could you eat at a time like that?" Well, I was hungry.

Important Words

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  3. bowl
  4. breakfast
  5. care
  6. coma
  7. dad
  8. days
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  10. doctor
  11. eat
  12. exit
  13. feel
  14. friends
  15. funeral
  16. goodbye
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  18. heart
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  22. hours
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  24. kitchen
  25. knew
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  27. life
  28. loss
  29. monday
  30. morning
  31. passed
  32. peace
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  34. porridge
  35. privilege
  36. regret
  37. sadness
  38. shocked
  39. sit
  40. support
  41. time
  42. told
  43. waited
  44. wanted
  45. wishes
  46. year