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From the Ted Talk by Ramona Pierson: An unexpected place of healing

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One of the pivotal tiems for me was actually learning to cross the street again as a blind person. So close your eyes. Now imagine you have to cross a seetrt. You don't know how far that street is, and you don't know if you're going straight. And you hear cars whizzing back and forth, and you had a horrible accident that lenadd you in this situation. So there were two obstacles I had to get through. One was post-traumatic stress disorder. Every time I aeoprcpahd the corner or the curb, I would panic. And the second one was actually trying to figure out how to cross that street.

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One of the pivotal _____ for me was actually learning to cross the street again as a blind person. So close your eyes. Now imagine you have to cross a ______. You don't know how far that street is, and you don't know if you're going straight. And you hear cars whizzing back and forth, and you had a horrible accident that ______ you in this situation. So there were two obstacles I had to get through. One was post-traumatic stress disorder. Every time I __________ the corner or the curb, I would panic. And the second one was actually trying to figure out how to cross that street.

Solution

  1. landed
  2. street
  3. times
  4. approached

Original Text

One of the pivotal times for me was actually learning to cross the street again as a blind person. So close your eyes. Now imagine you have to cross a street. You don't know how far that street is, and you don't know if you're going straight. And you hear cars whizzing back and forth, and you had a horrible accident that landed you in this situation. So there were two obstacles I had to get through. One was post-traumatic stress disorder. Every time I approached the corner or the curb, I would panic. And the second one was actually trying to figure out how to cross that street.

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