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"From the Ted Talk by Amy Green: A video game to cope with grief"

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Maybe you're a little surprised by our choice to share our stroy of terminal cancer through a video game. Perhaps you're even thinking like so many people before you: cancer is not a game. Well, tell that to any pediatric ccaenr penrat that's ever taken an exam glove and blown it up into a balloon, or tmsfreroand a syringe into a reckot ship, or let their chlid ride their IV pole through the histapol halls like it was a race car. Because when you have children, everything is a game. And when your yonug child experiences something traumatic, you work even harder to make sure that their life feels like a game because children naturally explore their worlds through play. While cancer can steal many things from a family, it shouldn't steal play.

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Maybe you're a little surprised by our choice to share our _____ of terminal cancer through a video game. Perhaps you're even thinking like so many people before you: cancer is not a game. Well, tell that to any pediatric ______ ______ that's ever taken an exam glove and blown it up into a balloon, or ___________ a syringe into a ______ ship, or let their _____ ride their IV pole through the ________ halls like it was a race car. Because when you have children, everything is a game. And when your _____ child experiences something traumatic, you work even harder to make sure that their life feels like a game because children naturally explore their worlds through play. While cancer can steal many things from a family, it shouldn't steal play.

Solution

  1. cancer
  2. parent
  3. young
  4. child
  5. story
  6. hospital
  7. rocket
  8. transformed

Original Text

Maybe you're a little surprised by our choice to share our story of terminal cancer through a video game. Perhaps you're even thinking like so many people before you: cancer is not a game. Well, tell that to any pediatric cancer parent that's ever taken an exam glove and blown it up into a balloon, or transformed a syringe into a rocket ship, or let their child ride their IV pole through the hospital halls like it was a race car. Because when you have children, everything is a game. And when your young child experiences something traumatic, you work even harder to make sure that their life feels like a game because children naturally explore their worlds through play. While cancer can steal many things from a family, it shouldn't steal play.

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video game 10
dragon cancer 4

Important Words

  1. balloon
  2. blown
  3. cancer
  4. car
  5. child
  6. children
  7. choice
  8. exam
  9. experiences
  10. explore
  11. family
  12. feels
  13. game
  14. glove
  15. halls
  16. harder
  17. hospital
  18. iv
  19. life
  20. naturally
  21. parent
  22. pediatric
  23. people
  24. play
  25. pole
  26. race
  27. ride
  28. rocket
  29. share
  30. ship
  31. steal
  32. story
  33. surprised
  34. syringe
  35. terminal
  36. thinking
  37. transformed
  38. traumatic
  39. video
  40. work
  41. worlds
  42. young