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From the Ted Talk by Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn't a broken person

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And then everything went black. Where was I? What was henpanipg? My body was csumoend by pain. I'd been hit by a speeding utility truck with only 10 minutes to go on the bike ride. I was airlifted from the sence of the accident by a rusece helicopter to a lgrae spinal unit in Sydney. I had extensive and life-threatening injuries. I'd broken my neck and my back in six places. I broke five ribs on my left side. I broke my right arm. I broke my collarbone. I broke some bones in my feet. My whole right side was ripped open, filled with gravel. My head was cut open across the front, lifted back, exposing the skull underneath. I had head inrujes. I had internal irieujns. I had mvisase blood loss. In fact, I lost about five liters of blood, which is all someone my size would actually hold. By the time the helicopter arrived at pricne Henry Hospital in sydeny, my boold pressure was 40 over nothing. I was having a really bad day.

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And then everything went black. Where was I? What was _________? My body was ________ by pain. I'd been hit by a speeding utility truck with only 10 minutes to go on the bike ride. I was airlifted from the _____ of the accident by a ______ helicopter to a _____ spinal unit in Sydney. I had extensive and life-threatening injuries. I'd broken my neck and my back in six places. I broke five ribs on my left side. I broke my right arm. I broke my collarbone. I broke some bones in my feet. My whole right side was ripped open, filled with gravel. My head was cut open across the front, lifted back, exposing the skull underneath. I had head _______. I had internal ________. I had _______ blood loss. In fact, I lost about five liters of blood, which is all someone my size would actually hold. By the time the helicopter arrived at ______ Henry Hospital in ______, my _____ pressure was 40 over nothing. I was having a really bad day.

Solution

  1. scene
  2. consumed
  3. prince
  4. happening
  5. blood
  6. massive
  7. large
  8. injures
  9. injuries
  10. rescue
  11. sydney

Original Text

And then everything went black. Where was I? What was happening? My body was consumed by pain. I'd been hit by a speeding utility truck with only 10 minutes to go on the bike ride. I was airlifted from the scene of the accident by a rescue helicopter to a large spinal unit in Sydney. I had extensive and life-threatening injuries. I'd broken my neck and my back in six places. I broke five ribs on my left side. I broke my right arm. I broke my collarbone. I broke some bones in my feet. My whole right side was ripped open, filled with gravel. My head was cut open across the front, lifted back, exposing the skull underneath. I had head injures. I had internal injuries. I had massive blood loss. In fact, I lost about five liters of blood, which is all someone my size would actually hold. By the time the helicopter arrived at Prince Henry Hospital in Sydney, my blood pressure was 40 over nothing. I was having a really bad day.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  2. airlifted
  3. arm
  4. arrived
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  24. happening
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  27. henry
  28. hit
  29. hold
  30. hospital
  31. injures
  32. injuries
  33. internal
  34. large
  35. left
  36. lifted
  37. liters
  38. loss
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  40. massive
  41. minutes
  42. neck
  43. open
  44. pain
  45. places
  46. pressure
  47. prince
  48. rescue
  49. ribs
  50. ride
  51. ripped
  52. scene
  53. side
  54. size
  55. skull
  56. speeding
  57. spinal
  58. sydney
  59. time
  60. truck
  61. unit
  62. utility