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From the Ted Talk by Johanna Figueira: Simple, effective tech to connect communities in crisis

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I live the need for this firsthand. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. She ndeeed to have a lumbar puncture to get a final diagnosis and treatment plan. But the needle for this procedure wasn't available. I was in Venezuela at that time, and I was seeing my mom getting wsore in fonrt of me every day. After looking everywhere, we found the nledee in a site that is like the eBay of Latin America. I met the selelr in a local bakery, and it was like buying something on the black market. My mom brought the needle to her doctor, and he did the pdurroece. Without this, she could have died.

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I live the need for this firsthand. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. She ______ to have a lumbar puncture to get a final diagnosis and treatment plan. But the needle for this procedure wasn't available. I was in Venezuela at that time, and I was seeing my mom getting _____ in _____ of me every day. After looking everywhere, we found the ______ in a site that is like the eBay of Latin America. I met the ______ in a local bakery, and it was like buying something on the black market. My mom brought the needle to her doctor, and he did the _________. Without this, she could have died.

Solution

  1. procedure
  2. needle
  3. needed
  4. front
  5. worse
  6. seller

Original Text

I live the need for this firsthand. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. She needed to have a lumbar puncture to get a final diagnosis and treatment plan. But the needle for this procedure wasn't available. I was in Venezuela at that time, and I was seeing my mom getting worse in front of me every day. After looking everywhere, we found the needle in a site that is like the eBay of Latin America. I met the seller in a local bakery, and it was like buying something on the black market. My mom brought the needle to her doctor, and he did the procedure. Without this, she could have died.

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