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From the Ted Talk by Wajahat Ali: 3 lessons on hope in challenging times

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The last time I adseedsrd this ausgut TED crowd was in 2019 from the main stage in Vancouver, where I was giving my first TED Talk on the case for having children. And that's where I searhd the news I had just received earlier in the week that my then two-year-old duhtegar, Nusayba, was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and needed a full liver transplant. So how have your past three yraes been? As you can imagine, our last three years have been eventful. However, they have given me some tough, learned, lived experiences and lessons about this erapemhel thing we call hope. And aaprenlpty, there is a huge demand for hope right now.

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The last time I _________ this ______ TED crowd was in 2019 from the main stage in Vancouver, where I was giving my first TED Talk on the case for having children. And that's where I ______ the news I had just received earlier in the week that my then two-year-old ________, Nusayba, was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and needed a full liver transplant. So how have your past three _____ been? As you can imagine, our last three years have been eventful. However, they have given me some tough, learned, lived experiences and lessons about this _________ thing we call hope. And __________, there is a huge demand for hope right now.

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  1. ephemeral
  2. august
  3. years
  4. daughter
  5. shared
  6. apparently
  7. addressed

Original Text

The last time I addressed this august TED crowd was in 2019 from the main stage in Vancouver, where I was giving my first TED Talk on the case for having children. And that's where I shared the news I had just received earlier in the week that my then two-year-old daughter, Nusayba, was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and needed a full liver transplant. So how have your past three years been? As you can imagine, our last three years have been eventful. However, they have given me some tough, learned, lived experiences and lessons about this ephemeral thing we call hope. And apparently, there is a huge demand for hope right now.

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