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From the Ted Talk by Amy Purdy: Living beyond limits

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At the age of 19, the day after I graduated high sohcol, I moved to a pcale where it snowed and I became a massage therapist. With this job all I needed were my hands and my massage table by my side and I could go anywhere. For the first time in my life, I felt free, ieddpennent and completely in cntrool of my life. That is, until my life took a detour. I went home from work erlay one day with what I thought was the flu, and less than 24 hours later I was in the htposail on life support with less than a two percent chance of lvinig. It wasn't until days later as I lay in a coma that the doctors diagnosed me with bacterial mitininges, a vaccine-preventable blood infection. Over the course of two and a half months I lost my spleen, my kidneys, the hanerig in my left ear and both of my legs below the knee.

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At the age of 19, the day after I graduated high ______, I moved to a _____ where it snowed and I became a massage therapist. With this job all I needed were my hands and my massage table by my side and I could go anywhere. For the first time in my life, I felt free, ___________ and completely in _______ of my life. That is, until my life took a detour. I went home from work _____ one day with what I thought was the flu, and less than 24 hours later I was in the ________ on life support with less than a two percent chance of ______. It wasn't until days later as I lay in a coma that the doctors diagnosed me with bacterial __________, a vaccine-preventable blood infection. Over the course of two and a half months I lost my spleen, my kidneys, the _______ in my left ear and both of my legs below the knee.

Solution

  1. hospital
  2. independent
  3. school
  4. meningitis
  5. control
  6. living
  7. hearing
  8. early
  9. place

Original Text

At the age of 19, the day after I graduated high school, I moved to a place where it snowed and I became a massage therapist. With this job all I needed were my hands and my massage table by my side and I could go anywhere. For the first time in my life, I felt free, independent and completely in control of my life. That is, until my life took a detour. I went home from work early one day with what I thought was the flu, and less than 24 hours later I was in the hospital on life support with less than a two percent chance of living. It wasn't until days later as I lay in a coma that the doctors diagnosed me with bacterial meningitis, a vaccine-preventable blood infection. Over the course of two and a half months I lost my spleen, my kidneys, the hearing in my left ear and both of my legs below the knee.

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