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"From the Ted Talk by Mindy Scheier: How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities"

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I mierrad, I had three kids. But life can be heartbreakingly ironic. My mddile child, Oliver, was born with a rare form of mluaucsr dystrophy, or MD. MD affects his muscle sgtnreth, his pulmonary system, distorts his body and makes everyday life more challenging than most. From the time he could walk, which wasn't until about two and a half, he had to wear leg barces for stability. Because he wasn't growing appropriately, he had to wear a feeding tube that was placed on his face. He ednrued stares, and so did I.

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I _______, I had three kids. But life can be heartbreakingly ironic. My ______ child, Oliver, was born with a rare form of ________ dystrophy, or MD. MD affects his muscle ________, his pulmonary system, distorts his body and makes everyday life more challenging than most. From the time he could walk, which wasn't until about two and a half, he had to wear leg ______ for stability. Because he wasn't growing appropriately, he had to wear a feeding tube that was placed on his face. He _______ stares, and so did I.

Solution

  1. braces
  2. strength
  3. muscular
  4. married
  5. middle
  6. endured

Original Text

I married, I had three kids. But life can be heartbreakingly ironic. My middle child, Oliver, was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, or MD. MD affects his muscle strength, his pulmonary system, distorts his body and makes everyday life more challenging than most. From the time he could walk, which wasn't until about two and a half, he had to wear leg braces for stability. Because he wasn't growing appropriately, he had to wear a feeding tube that was placed on his face. He endured stares, and so did I.

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wear jeans 3
adaptive clothing 3
fashion industry 3

Important Words

  1. affects
  2. appropriately
  3. body
  4. born
  5. braces
  6. challenging
  7. child
  8. distorts
  9. dystrophy
  10. endured
  11. everyday
  12. face
  13. feeding
  14. form
  15. growing
  16. heartbreakingly
  17. ironic
  18. kids
  19. leg
  20. life
  21. married
  22. md
  23. middle
  24. muscle
  25. muscular
  26. oliver
  27. pulmonary
  28. rare
  29. stability
  30. stares
  31. strength
  32. system
  33. time
  34. tube
  35. walk
  36. wear