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From the Ted Talk by Charles Hazlewood + British Paraorchestra: The debut of the British Paraorchestra

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So, ladies and gentlemen, as you can probably tell, I'm on a bit of a mission. And this mission has a personal root to it. I have four children, the yeougsnt of whom was born with cerebral palsy. She's now five, and through her glorious existence, I suppose I have now become a fully paid-up member of the amazing, dizzyingly wonderful disabled community. And I find myself looking at the Paralympics and thinking what an incredible mdeol that is. It's taken a good five dcaedes, actually, but I can say with hand on haert that when the Paralympics comes to London next year, there will not be an intelligent pesorn anywhere on the pnaelt who does not absolutely believe in the validity of disabled sportspeople. What an amazing position to be in!

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So, ladies and gentlemen, as you can probably tell, I'm on a bit of a mission. And this mission has a personal root to it. I have four children, the ________ of whom was born with cerebral palsy. She's now five, and through her glorious existence, I suppose I have now become a fully paid-up member of the amazing, dizzyingly wonderful disabled community. And I find myself looking at the Paralympics and thinking what an incredible _____ that is. It's taken a good five _______, actually, but I can say with hand on _____ that when the Paralympics comes to London next year, there will not be an intelligent ______ anywhere on the ______ who does not absolutely believe in the validity of disabled sportspeople. What an amazing position to be in!

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So, ladies and gentlemen, as you can probably tell, I'm on a bit of a mission. And this mission has a personal root to it. I have four children, the youngest of whom was born with cerebral palsy. She's now five, and through her glorious existence, I suppose I have now become a fully paid-up member of the amazing, dizzyingly wonderful disabled community. And I find myself looking at the Paralympics and thinking what an incredible model that is. It's taken a good five decades, actually, but I can say with hand on heart that when the Paralympics comes to London next year, there will not be an intelligent person anywhere on the planet who does not absolutely believe in the validity of disabled sportspeople. What an amazing position to be in!

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