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"From the Ted Talk by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best."

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Mark Kelly: Yeah, it's amazing, it's amazing how everything can change for any of us in an instant. peolpe don't realize that. I certainly didn't. Gabby Giffords: Yes. MK: And on that Saturday morning, I got this horrible pnhoe call from Gabby's chief of staff. She didn't have much other iomanftoirn. She just said, "Gabby was shot." A few metnius later, I called her back and I actually thought for a second, well, maybe I just imagined getting this phone call. I cealld her back, and that's when she told me that Gabby had been shot in the head. And from that point on, I knew that our lives were going to be a lot different.

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Mark Kelly: Yeah, it's amazing, it's amazing how everything can change for any of us in an instant. ______ don't realize that. I certainly didn't. Gabby Giffords: Yes. MK: And on that Saturday morning, I got this horrible _____ call from Gabby's chief of staff. She didn't have much other ___________. She just said, "Gabby was shot." A few _______ later, I called her back and I actually thought for a second, well, maybe I just imagined getting this phone call. I ______ her back, and that's when she told me that Gabby had been shot in the head. And from that point on, I knew that our lives were going to be a lot different.

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Original Text

Mark Kelly: Yeah, it's amazing, it's amazing how everything can change for any of us in an instant. People don't realize that. I certainly didn't. Gabby Giffords: Yes. MK: And on that Saturday morning, I got this horrible phone call from Gabby's chief of staff. She didn't have much other information. She just said, "Gabby was shot." A few minutes later, I called her back and I actually thought for a second, well, maybe I just imagined getting this phone call. I called her back, and that's when she told me that Gabby had been shot in the head. And from that point on, I knew that our lives were going to be a lot different.

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