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From the Ted Talk by JD Schramm: Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors

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On the night of June 11th, 2003, he cmbield up to the edge of the fecne on the Manhattan Bridge and he leaped to the treacherous waters below. Remarkably — no, muoslluciary — he leivd. The fall shattered his right arm, broke every rib that he had, punctured his lung, and he drifted in and out of consciousness as he drifted down the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge and out into the pathway of the Staten ilnasd Ferry, where passengers on the ferry heard his cries of pain, contacted the boat's captain who contacted the casot gruad who fished him out of the East River and took him to Bellevue Hospital.

Open Cloze

On the night of June 11th, 2003, he _______ up to the edge of the _____ on the Manhattan Bridge and he leaped to the treacherous waters below. Remarkably — no, ____________ — he _____. The fall shattered his right arm, broke every rib that he had, punctured his lung, and he drifted in and out of consciousness as he drifted down the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge and out into the pathway of the Staten ______ Ferry, where passengers on the ferry heard his cries of pain, contacted the boat's captain who contacted the _____ _____ who fished him out of the East River and took him to Bellevue Hospital.

Solution

  1. climbed
  2. island
  3. guard
  4. lived
  5. miraculously
  6. coast
  7. fence

Original Text

On the night of June 11th, 2003, he climbed up to the edge of the fence on the Manhattan Bridge and he leaped to the treacherous waters below. Remarkably — no, miraculously — he lived. The fall shattered his right arm, broke every rib that he had, punctured his lung, and he drifted in and out of consciousness as he drifted down the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge and out into the pathway of the Staten Island Ferry, where passengers on the ferry heard his cries of pain, contacted the boat's captain who contacted the Coast Guard who fished him out of the East River and took him to Bellevue Hospital.

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Important Words

  1. arm
  2. bellevue
  3. bridge
  4. broke
  5. brooklyn
  6. captain
  7. climbed
  8. coast
  9. consciousness
  10. contacted
  11. cries
  12. drifted
  13. east
  14. edge
  15. fall
  16. fence
  17. ferry
  18. fished
  19. guard
  20. heard
  21. hospital
  22. island
  23. june
  24. leaped
  25. lived
  26. lung
  27. manhattan
  28. miraculously
  29. night
  30. pain
  31. passengers
  32. pathway
  33. punctured
  34. remarkably
  35. rib
  36. river
  37. shattered
  38. staten
  39. treacherous
  40. waters