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From the Ted Talk by Dan Gross: Why gun violence can't be our new normal

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But then, all of that suddenly caenhgd on February 23, 1997, when my little bherotr Matt was shot in the head in a shooting that happened on the oartevobsin deck of the eprime State Building. Suddenly, my family was thrown into the middle of a nightmare, being told that my brother was going to die, actually being given the opportunity to say goodbye to him, then several emergency brain surgeries and now what's amounted, for Matt, to a lifetime spnet courageously recovering from a traumatic brain injury. He is definitely my hero.

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But then, all of that suddenly _______ on February 23, 1997, when my little _______ Matt was shot in the head in a shooting that happened on the ___________ deck of the ______ State Building. Suddenly, my family was thrown into the middle of a nightmare, being told that my brother was going to die, actually being given the opportunity to say goodbye to him, then several emergency brain surgeries and now what's amounted, for Matt, to a lifetime _____ courageously recovering from a traumatic brain injury. He is definitely my hero.

Solution

  1. changed
  2. observation
  3. brother
  4. empire
  5. spent

Original Text

But then, all of that suddenly changed on February 23, 1997, when my little brother Matt was shot in the head in a shooting that happened on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Suddenly, my family was thrown into the middle of a nightmare, being told that my brother was going to die, actually being given the opportunity to say goodbye to him, then several emergency brain surgeries and now what's amounted, for Matt, to a lifetime spent courageously recovering from a traumatic brain injury. He is definitely my hero.

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