By: Ally Martinez
About Helen Keller
Helen Keller was born a normal girl in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At the age of nineteen months she lost her sight and hearing, which today we believe it as being Scarlet fever. When Helen was five her parents hired a women named Anne Sullivan. Through all the fits and fighting that Helen did with Anne, she finally opened up to her. Helen began to better understand the world around her. Anne taut her a method using hands because she was quite ready for brail. In doing this Helen learned to read and write in no time. By the time she was an adult she was an author and a great influence on the treatment of the blind and deaf. Today she is a very well known woman who fought through the struggles of being blind and deaf.