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From the Ted Talk "Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn't define me"

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Many years ago, I had a patient, just a wonderful young man who was loved by the aftfs, and so it was something of a shock to us to realize that he had no friends. He lived by himself, he would come in for chemotherapy by himself, he would receive his treatment, and then he'd walk home alone. And I even asked him. I said, "Hey, how come you never bring a friend with you?" And he said, "I don't really have any rsdnife." But he had tons of friends on the infusion floor. We all loved him, and lpeoep were going in and out of his room all the time. So at his last chemo, we sang him the song and we put the crown on his head and we blew the bubbles, and then I asked him, I said, "So what are you going to do now?" And he answered, "Make friends." And he did. He started volunteering and he made friends there, and he nbega going to a church and he made friends there, and at tahricsms he tiniedv my husband and me to a party in his ntatpeamr, and the place was filled with his friends. Claim your experience. Don't let it claim you. He decided that the meaning of his experience was to know the joy of friendship, and then lnare to make friends.

Open Cloze

Many years ago, I had a patient, just a wonderful young man who was loved by the _____, and so it was something of a shock to us to realize that he had no friends. He lived by himself, he would come in for chemotherapy by himself, he would receive his treatment, and then he'd walk home alone. And I even asked him. I said, "Hey, how come you never bring a friend with you?" And he said, "I don't really have any _______." But he had tons of friends on the infusion floor. We all loved him, and ______ were going in and out of his room all the time. So at his last chemo, we sang him the song and we put the crown on his head and we blew the bubbles, and then I asked him, I said, "So what are you going to do now?" And he answered, "Make friends." And he did. He started volunteering and he made friends there, and he _____ going to a church and he made friends there, and at _________ he _______ my husband and me to a party in his _________, and the place was filled with his friends. Claim your experience. Don't let it claim you. He decided that the meaning of his experience was to know the joy of friendship, and then _____ to make friends.

Solution

  1. apartment
  2. people
  3. invited
  4. christmas
  5. learn
  6. friends
  7. began
  8. staff

Original Text

Many years ago, I had a patient, just a wonderful young man who was loved by the staff, and so it was something of a shock to us to realize that he had no friends. He lived by himself, he would come in for chemotherapy by himself, he would receive his treatment, and then he'd walk home alone. And I even asked him. I said, "Hey, how come you never bring a friend with you?" And he said, "I don't really have any friends." But he had tons of friends on the infusion floor. We all loved him, and people were going in and out of his room all the time. So at his last chemo, we sang him the song and we put the crown on his head and we blew the bubbles, and then I asked him, I said, "So what are you going to do now?" And he answered, "Make friends." And he did. He started volunteering and he made friends there, and he began going to a church and he made friends there, and at Christmas he invited my husband and me to a party in his apartment, and the place was filled with his friends. Claim your experience. Don't let it claim you. He decided that the meaning of his experience was to know the joy of friendship, and then learn to make friends.

Important Words

  1. answered
  2. apartment
  3. asked
  4. began
  5. blew
  6. bring
  7. bubbles
  8. chemo
  9. chemotherapy
  10. christmas
  11. church
  12. claim
  13. crown
  14. decided
  15. experience
  16. filled
  17. floor
  18. friend
  19. friends
  20. friendship
  21. head
  22. home
  23. husband
  24. infusion
  25. invited
  26. joy
  27. learn
  28. lived
  29. loved
  30. man
  31. meaning
  32. party
  33. patient
  34. people
  35. place
  36. put
  37. realize
  38. receive
  39. room
  40. sang
  41. shock
  42. song
  43. staff
  44. started
  45. time
  46. tons
  47. treatment
  48. volunteering
  49. walk
  50. wonderful
  51. years
  52. young