Helen Keller is considered a role-model to a lot of people around the world, her success story inspired a lot of people around the world to face life challenges. She is a symbol of success despite the fact she suffered from blindness and deafness at an early age she became a great writer and a symbol of hope. In this article, I will tell you her story.
Helen was born in Alabama on 27th June 1880. She was a beautiful girl but after 2 years in 1882 she lost her ability to hear or to see, she suffered from brain fever which left her deaf and blind, her mother noticed she can not interact with her surrounding environment. In 1886 her family tried to find answers to help their lovely daughter because Helen cannot control her emotions she screams and became angry, they went to a specialist who advised them to go to Alexander Graham Bell who was working with deaf children. Bell told them to go to the Perkins Institute in Bosten and they will find someone to help them when they went to the institute the director advice them to hire Anne Sullivan to teach Helen.
The journey of success started in 1887 when Anne started to teach Helen to connect between words spelling and the surrounding objects, at first Helen refused to cooperate but Anne was a real fighter and determined to help her. In 1890 Helen started speech classes at Horace Mann School for the deaf to improve her communication skills, then in 1894, she attended the Wright-Humason School in New York. Then in 1896, she attended preparatory Cambridge for women then she attended Radcliffe College from which she graduated in 1904 at age 24 years old.
Keller was smart and by Anne’s help, she was able to communicate by typing, touch-lip reading, finger-spelling, speech, and Braille. Keller’s first book was the story of my life covered her life since she was a child until college time. After graduation Helen became famous because of her courage to face her life challenges, she gave lectures to help people to struggle for their life.
Helen’s life was great full of struggling and ambitious, thanks to Anne Sullivan’s efforts with Helen the whole world learn from the great story of Keller to face life difficulties. the life of the great Helen ended on 1st June 1968 while she was sleeping, we should learn from her story to be a worrier, not quieter.
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