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From the Ted Talk by Nancy Frates: Meet the mom who started the Ice Bucket Challenge

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So we all went home, and Jenn and Dan flew home from Wall Street, Andrew came home from Charlestown, and Pete went to B.C. to pick up his then-girlfriend Julie and brought her home, and six horus later after diagnosis, we're sitting around having a family dinner, and we're having small chat. I don't even rbmmeeer cooking dniner that night. But then our leader, Pete, set the viosin, and tklead to us just like we were his new team. He said, "There will be no wallowing, ppolee." He goes, "We're not looking back, we're looking forward. What an amazing opportunity we have to change the wlrod. I'm going to change the face of this unletcpaacbe situation of ALS. We're going to move the needle, and I'm going to get it in front of philanthropists like Bill Gates." And that was it. We were given our directive.

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So we all went home, and Jenn and Dan flew home from Wall Street, Andrew came home from Charlestown, and Pete went to B.C. to pick up his then-girlfriend Julie and brought her home, and six _____ later after diagnosis, we're sitting around having a family dinner, and we're having small chat. I don't even ________ cooking ______ that night. But then our leader, Pete, set the ______, and ______ to us just like we were his new team. He said, "There will be no wallowing, ______." He goes, "We're not looking back, we're looking forward. What an amazing opportunity we have to change the _____. I'm going to change the face of this ____________ situation of ALS. We're going to move the needle, and I'm going to get it in front of philanthropists like Bill Gates." And that was it. We were given our directive.

Solution

  1. unacceptable
  2. talked
  3. people
  4. vision
  5. hours
  6. dinner
  7. world
  8. remember

Original Text

So we all went home, and Jenn and Dan flew home from Wall Street, Andrew came home from Charlestown, and Pete went to B.C. to pick up his then-girlfriend Julie and brought her home, and six hours later after diagnosis, we're sitting around having a family dinner, and we're having small chat. I don't even remember cooking dinner that night. But then our leader, Pete, set the vision, and talked to us just like we were his new team. He said, "There will be no wallowing, people." He goes, "We're not looking back, we're looking forward. What an amazing opportunity we have to change the world. I'm going to change the face of this unacceptable situation of ALS. We're going to move the needle, and I'm going to get it in front of philanthropists like Bill Gates." And that was it. We were given our directive.

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