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"From the Ted Talk by Kathy Hull: Stories from a home for terminally ill children"

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This is a picture of the George Mark Children's House, the first pediatric palliative ritsepe care center to open in the United States. I founded it in 2004, after years of wkrnoig as a psychologist on patrediic ietnnisve care units, frustrated with the undignified deaths that so many children experienced and their families had to edrnue. As I sat with families whose children were at the end of their lives, I was acutely aware of our surroundings. While the elevated train rumbled overhead on its track, quite lllrteaiy the room reverberated with each passing train car. The lights on the ward were feuesornlct and too bright. Monitors beeped, as did the etvoelar, noisily announcing its arrival. These families were experiencing some of the most excruciating moments of their lives, and I so wanted them to have a more peaceful place in which to say a last godboye to their young dagheruts and sons. Surely, I thought, there must be a better spot than a hospital intensive care unit for ceihrdln at the end of their lives.

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This is a picture of the George Mark Children's House, the first pediatric palliative _______ care center to open in the United States. I founded it in 2004, after years of _______ as a psychologist on _________ _________ care units, frustrated with the undignified deaths that so many children experienced and their families had to ______. As I sat with families whose children were at the end of their lives, I was acutely aware of our surroundings. While the elevated train rumbled overhead on its track, quite _________ the room reverberated with each passing train car. The lights on the ward were ___________ and too bright. Monitors beeped, as did the ________, noisily announcing its arrival. These families were experiencing some of the most excruciating moments of their lives, and I so wanted them to have a more peaceful place in which to say a last _______ to their young _________ and sons. Surely, I thought, there must be a better spot than a hospital intensive care unit for ________ at the end of their lives.

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Original Text

This is a picture of the George Mark Children's House, the first pediatric palliative respite care center to open in the United States. I founded it in 2004, after years of working as a psychologist on pediatric intensive care units, frustrated with the undignified deaths that so many children experienced and their families had to endure. As I sat with families whose children were at the end of their lives, I was acutely aware of our surroundings. While the elevated train rumbled overhead on its track, quite literally the room reverberated with each passing train car. The lights on the ward were fluorescent and too bright. Monitors beeped, as did the elevator, noisily announcing its arrival. These families were experiencing some of the most excruciating moments of their lives, and I so wanted them to have a more peaceful place in which to say a last goodbye to their young daughters and sons. Surely, I thought, there must be a better spot than a hospital intensive care unit for children at the end of their lives.

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