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From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Lesser: Say your truths and seek them in others

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When I discovered I was my sister's match, I went into research mode. And I dircoevesd that the premise of tpsnlaatnrs is pttrey straightforward. You destroy all the bone marrow in the cancer pinaett with massive desos of ctphmreehoay, and then you replace that marrow with several million healthy moarrw cells from a donor. And then you do everything you can to make sure that those new cells engraft in the patient. I also learned that bone marrow transplants are fraught with danger. If my sister made it through the near-lethal chemotherapy, she still would face other challenges. My cells might attack her body. And her body might reject my cells. They call this rejection or attack, and both could kill her.

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When I discovered I was my sister's match, I went into research mode. And I __________ that the premise of ___________ is ______ straightforward. You destroy all the bone marrow in the cancer _______ with massive _____ of ____________, and then you replace that marrow with several million healthy ______ cells from a donor. And then you do everything you can to make sure that those new cells engraft in the patient. I also learned that bone marrow transplants are fraught with danger. If my sister made it through the near-lethal chemotherapy, she still would face other challenges. My cells might attack her body. And her body might reject my cells. They call this rejection or attack, and both could kill her.

Solution

  1. discovered
  2. pretty
  3. chemotherapy
  4. patient
  5. doses
  6. marrow
  7. transplants

Original Text

When I discovered I was my sister's match, I went into research mode. And I discovered that the premise of transplants is pretty straightforward. You destroy all the bone marrow in the cancer patient with massive doses of chemotherapy, and then you replace that marrow with several million healthy marrow cells from a donor. And then you do everything you can to make sure that those new cells engraft in the patient. I also learned that bone marrow transplants are fraught with danger. If my sister made it through the near-lethal chemotherapy, she still would face other challenges. My cells might attack her body. And her body might reject my cells. They call this rejection or attack, and both could kill her.

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Important Words

  1. attack
  2. body
  3. bone
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  5. cancer
  6. cells
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  8. chemotherapy
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  13. doses
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  24. mode
  25. patient
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  30. replace
  31. research
  32. sister
  33. straightforward
  34. transplants