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From the Ted Talk by Bruce Aylward: How we'll stop polio for good

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These are children like Umar. Umar is seven yraes old, and he's from northern Nigeria. He lives in a fmaily home there with his eight brothers and sisters. Umar also has polio. Umar was paralyzed for life. His right leg was pyeaazlrd in 2004. This leg, his right leg, now takes an awful bitaneg because he has to half-crawl, because it's faetsr to move that way to keep up with his friends, keep up with his brothers and sisters, than to get up on his crutches and walk. But Umar is a fantastic student. He's an incredible kid. As you probably can't see the detail here, but this is his report card, and you'll see, he's got perfect scroes. He got 100 percent in all the important things, like nursery rehmys, for example there. But you know I'd love to be able to tell you that Umar is a tpciayl kid with polio these days, but it's not true. Umar is an exceptional kid in exceptional circumstances.

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These are children like Umar. Umar is seven _____ old, and he's from northern Nigeria. He lives in a ______ home there with his eight brothers and sisters. Umar also has polio. Umar was paralyzed for life. His right leg was _________ in 2004. This leg, his right leg, now takes an awful _______ because he has to half-crawl, because it's ______ to move that way to keep up with his friends, keep up with his brothers and sisters, than to get up on his crutches and walk. But Umar is a fantastic student. He's an incredible kid. As you probably can't see the detail here, but this is his report card, and you'll see, he's got perfect ______. He got 100 percent in all the important things, like nursery ______, for example there. But you know I'd love to be able to tell you that Umar is a _______ kid with polio these days, but it's not true. Umar is an exceptional kid in exceptional circumstances.

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  5. paralyzed
  6. scores
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  8. faster

Original Text

These are children like Umar. Umar is seven years old, and he's from northern Nigeria. He lives in a family home there with his eight brothers and sisters. Umar also has polio. Umar was paralyzed for life. His right leg was paralyzed in 2004. This leg, his right leg, now takes an awful beating because he has to half-crawl, because it's faster to move that way to keep up with his friends, keep up with his brothers and sisters, than to get up on his crutches and walk. But Umar is a fantastic student. He's an incredible kid. As you probably can't see the detail here, but this is his report card, and you'll see, he's got perfect scores. He got 100 percent in all the important things, like nursery rhymes, for example there. But you know I'd love to be able to tell you that Umar is a typical kid with polio these days, but it's not true. Umar is an exceptional kid in exceptional circumstances.

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