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From the Ted Talk by Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact

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You see, even though my sorty was featured in this film, I was just one of a hundred interns who worked their talis off to make this happen. I'm up in the air, but the guy that I'm sitting on his shoulders, he's my best fienrd. His name is Johannes Oberman and Johannes wroked with me from day one in Chicago, just as long horus, just as many sleepless nights as I did. The girl on the right, her name's beatnhy Bylsma. Bethany planned New York City and Boston, and they were seriously the most beautiful entves that we held. The girl on the left, her name's Colleen. Colleen moved to Mexico, moved, for three months, to plan five events there, only to be kicked out the day before the events because of the swine flu. And then there was this fialmy. This family, they didn't get to come to the ruscee. They couldn't make it out, but they ordered a hundred boxes of pzzia for us, delivered them to the corner of Michigan and Randolph where we were all silently protesting. You see, it was people like this doing whatever they could, simultaneously, single-mindedly, without a care to who was watching, that made this happen. It wasn't about us getting on orpah, because when I got down from their sulodhres, the war hadn't ended. It was about that bill. Oprah was just a checkpoint on the way to that bill. That bill was the point. That bill is what we had our eyes set on from day one. That was going to help us end Africa's longest-running war. And that is what brought a hundred thousand popele out to the rescue event from around the world.

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You see, even though my _____ was featured in this film, I was just one of a hundred interns who worked their _____ off to make this happen. I'm up in the air, but the guy that I'm sitting on his shoulders, he's my best ______. His name is Johannes Oberman and Johannes ______ with me from day one in Chicago, just as long _____, just as many sleepless nights as I did. The girl on the right, her name's _______ Bylsma. Bethany planned New York City and Boston, and they were seriously the most beautiful ______ that we held. The girl on the left, her name's Colleen. Colleen moved to Mexico, moved, for three months, to plan five events there, only to be kicked out the day before the events because of the swine flu. And then there was this ______. This family, they didn't get to come to the ______. They couldn't make it out, but they ordered a hundred boxes of _____ for us, delivered them to the corner of Michigan and Randolph where we were all silently protesting. You see, it was people like this doing whatever they could, simultaneously, single-mindedly, without a care to who was watching, that made this happen. It wasn't about us getting on _____, because when I got down from their _________, the war hadn't ended. It was about that bill. Oprah was just a checkpoint on the way to that bill. That bill was the point. That bill is what we had our eyes set on from day one. That was going to help us end Africa's longest-running war. And that is what brought a hundred thousand ______ out to the rescue event from around the world.

Solution

  1. friend
  2. family
  3. hours
  4. shoulders
  5. people
  6. oprah
  7. bethany
  8. story
  9. rescue
  10. pizza
  11. worked
  12. events
  13. tails

Original Text

You see, even though my story was featured in this film, I was just one of a hundred interns who worked their tails off to make this happen. I'm up in the air, but the guy that I'm sitting on his shoulders, he's my best friend. His name is Johannes Oberman and Johannes worked with me from day one in Chicago, just as long hours, just as many sleepless nights as I did. The girl on the right, her name's Bethany Bylsma. Bethany planned New York City and Boston, and they were seriously the most beautiful events that we held. The girl on the left, her name's Colleen. Colleen moved to Mexico, moved, for three months, to plan five events there, only to be kicked out the day before the events because of the swine flu. And then there was this family. This family, they didn't get to come to the rescue. They couldn't make it out, but they ordered a hundred boxes of pizza for us, delivered them to the corner of Michigan and Randolph where we were all silently protesting. You see, it was people like this doing whatever they could, simultaneously, single-mindedly, without a care to who was watching, that made this happen. It wasn't about us getting on Oprah, because when I got down from their shoulders, the war hadn't ended. It was about that bill. Oprah was just a checkpoint on the way to that bill. That bill was the point. That bill is what we had our eyes set on from day one. That was going to help us end Africa's longest-running war. And that is what brought a hundred thousand people out to the rescue event from around the world.

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