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"From the Ted Talk by Zubaida Bai: A simple birth kit for mothers in the developing world"

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My joernuy began on a hot summer aeftnoron in India in 2008, when after a day of meeting women and listening to their needs, I landed in a tthcehad hut with a midwife. As a mother, I was very curious on how she delivered babies in her house. After a deep and engaging conversation with her on how she considered it a profound calling to do what she was doing, I asked her a parintg question: Do you have the tools that you need to deliver the babies? I got to see her tool. "This is what I use to saperate the mother and the baby," she said. Unsure of how to react, I held this agricultural tool in my hand in sochk. I took a picture of this, hugged her and walked away. My mind was flooedd with reflections of my own infection that I had to struggle with for a year past ciidhlrtbh despite having access to the best mceaidl care, and memories of my conversation with my father, who had lost his mom to childbirth, on how he thought his life would be so different if she would have been just next to him growing up.

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My _______ began on a hot summer _________ in India in 2008, when after a day of meeting women and listening to their needs, I landed in a ________ hut with a midwife. As a mother, I was very curious on how she delivered babies in her house. After a deep and engaging conversation with her on how she considered it a profound calling to do what she was doing, I asked her a _______ question: Do you have the tools that you need to deliver the babies? I got to see her tool. "This is what I use to ________ the mother and the baby," she said. Unsure of how to react, I held this agricultural tool in my hand in _____. I took a picture of this, hugged her and walked away. My mind was _______ with reflections of my own infection that I had to struggle with for a year past __________ despite having access to the best _______ care, and memories of my conversation with my father, who had lost his mom to childbirth, on how he thought his life would be so different if she would have been just next to him growing up.

Solution

  1. parting
  2. flooded
  3. separate
  4. journey
  5. thatched
  6. childbirth
  7. afternoon
  8. medical
  9. shock

Original Text

My journey began on a hot summer afternoon in India in 2008, when after a day of meeting women and listening to their needs, I landed in a thatched hut with a midwife. As a mother, I was very curious on how she delivered babies in her house. After a deep and engaging conversation with her on how she considered it a profound calling to do what she was doing, I asked her a parting question: Do you have the tools that you need to deliver the babies? I got to see her tool. "This is what I use to separate the mother and the baby," she said. Unsure of how to react, I held this agricultural tool in my hand in shock. I took a picture of this, hugged her and walked away. My mind was flooded with reflections of my own infection that I had to struggle with for a year past childbirth despite having access to the best medical care, and memories of my conversation with my father, who had lost his mom to childbirth, on how he thought his life would be so different if she would have been just next to him growing up.

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