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From the Ted Talk by Cara E. Yar Khan: The beautiful balance between courage and fear

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First, a word about my fancy wheels. I haven't always used a wheelchair. I grew up like many of you, rninnug, jumping and dancing. I love to dncae. However, in my mid-twenties, I began to experience a series of inexplicable falls. And a few years later, I was diagnosed with a recessive getenic ctidonoin called hereditary iiscnloun body myohpaty, or HIBM. It's a progressive muscle wasting dasseie that affects all of my muscles from head to toe. HIBM is very rare. In the United States there are less than 200 polpee diagnosed. To date, there is no proved treatment or cure, and within 10 to 15 years of its onset, HIBM typically leads to quadriplegia, which is why I now use a wheelchair.

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First, a word about my fancy wheels. I haven't always used a wheelchair. I grew up like many of you, _______, jumping and dancing. I love to _____. However, in my mid-twenties, I began to experience a series of inexplicable falls. And a few years later, I was diagnosed with a recessive _______ _________ called hereditary _________ body ________, or HIBM. It's a progressive muscle wasting _______ that affects all of my muscles from head to toe. HIBM is very rare. In the United States there are less than 200 ______ diagnosed. To date, there is no proved treatment or cure, and within 10 to 15 years of its onset, HIBM typically leads to quadriplegia, which is why I now use a wheelchair.

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  1. myopathy
  2. people
  3. running
  4. inclusion
  5. genetic
  6. condition
  7. dance
  8. disease

Original Text

First, a word about my fancy wheels. I haven't always used a wheelchair. I grew up like many of you, running, jumping and dancing. I love to dance. However, in my mid-twenties, I began to experience a series of inexplicable falls. And a few years later, I was diagnosed with a recessive genetic condition called hereditary inclusion body myopathy, or HIBM. It's a progressive muscle wasting disease that affects all of my muscles from head to toe. HIBM is very rare. In the United States there are less than 200 people diagnosed. To date, there is no proved treatment or cure, and within 10 to 15 years of its onset, HIBM typically leads to quadriplegia, which is why I now use a wheelchair.

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